Non-Discrimination and Non-Harassment Policy

Duquesne University School of Law is motivated by its Catholic identity and values equality of opportunity, human, dignity, racial, cultural and ethnic diversity, both as an educational institution and as an employer. Accordingly, the School of Law prohibits and does not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of a person's race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic history, Veteran status, or disability. Duquesne University School of Law will continue to take affirmative steps to support and advance these values consistent with the University's mission statement.

Harassment is defined as unwelcome verbal or physical conduct, that is based on one or more of the categories described above, and that creates an intimidating, hostile, or abusive employment or educational environment or that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's employment or academic performance. Such conduct may include epithets, slurs or negative stereotyping; threatening, intimidating or hostile acts; denigrating jokes; and written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group.

As a law school accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), Duquesne University School of Law School complies with ABA Standard 205 and AALS Bylaw 6-3. The Law School is committed to providing equality of opportunity in legal education for all persons, including faculty and employees, with respect to hiring, continuation, promotion and tenure, applicants for admission, enrolled students, and graduates, without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, gender (including identity and expression), sexual orientation, age, military status, or disability.

If you have questions about these policies or would like to report a violation of a policy, please contact:

Sean F. Weaver
Director, Anti-Discrimination Compliance
Assistant Director, Risk Management

Alicia M. Simpson
Title IX Coordinator And Director of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response

Anne Mullarkey Sawa
Director of Student Conduct

Within the School of Law:

Ella Kwisnek
Associate Dean for Students

Tara Willke
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs