Policy on Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation

The School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, as part of Arizona State University, is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation for the entire university community, including all students, faculty members, staff employees, and guests. Details on ASU policy on discrimination, harassment, and retaliation can be found in the Academic Affairs Manual (ACD 401).

ASU expressly prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by employees, students, contractors, or agents of the university based on any protected status: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and genetic information.

Unless a person is restricted by law from doing so, any employee who is informed of or has a reasonable basis to believe that sexual harassment, including Title IX sexual harassment, has occurred, shall immediately report all information regarding the occurrence(s) to the Office of University Rights and Responsibilities or the Title IX Coordinator or the Dean of Students office. This mandatory reporting includes students who are also employed/appointed at the University with respect to information they learn as a result of their employment/appointment. Students who are not employed at the University are not required to report such information.

If an individual wishes to have a confidential conversation about an allegation of sexual harassment,  that individual can do so by seeking an appointment with a licensed counselor or health care professional. The university provides such services at the Health Services, Employee Assistance Office, or ASU Counseling Services located on each campus. Also, consistent with state law, the ASU Police Department Victim's Advocate is a person with whom an individual can hold a confidential conversation about an allegation of sexual violence, including sexual assault.

Additionally, any individual has the right to contact local law enforcement to file a criminal report.