A Message on Nondiscrimination and Sexual Harassment Policies


Each year the university reiterates its commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity. As a matter of policy, the university prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, medical condition and covered veteran status.

Our university complies with federal and state laws regarding discrimination and harassment against employees, students, applicants and independent contractors.

Cal Poly Pomona is committed to creating and maintaining a positive learning and working environment. I ask you, as members of the Cal Poly Pomona campus community, to take responsibility for ensuring that our learning and working environments are free from discriminatory actions. Working together, we can achieve our mutual goal of a learning-centered university that demonstrates commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and to valuing the individual contributions of students, faculty and staff in our diverse community.

The university assigns a high priority to the implementation of nondiscrimination policies, and devotes resources to assure compliance with the letter and spirit of all laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and educational programs. Carmen Munoz-Silva, Director of Diversity and Compliance, is my designee for leading the university's efforts in implementing the university's antidiscrimination policies and for receiving and processing discrimination complaints.  

Please take the time to read the policies, which can be found at the Diversity and Compliance Web site http://www.cpp.edu/~dhrsrp/div/, including the prohibition of sexual harassment described in California State University Executive Order 927. A chart of the system-wide procedures for filing discrimination complaints can be found at the same Web site. The policy prohibiting sexual harassment against students is also at the Diversity and Compliance Web site as well as in the student catalogue. These policies embody our commitment to a harassment-free working and learning environment.

Ms. Munoz-Silva can be reached directly at (909) 869-5152.  For further information regarding the nondiscrimination and sexual harassment policies, and training, please contact the Office of Diversity and Compliance at (909) 869-4646, or visit the Web site. Diversity and Compliance is located in Building 98, Room B1-10, 3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768.

University President

Michael Ortiz