Policies & Regulations
Sexual & Discriminatory Harassment Policy
The University of Notre Dame strives to maintain a community characterized by a respect for others. At a minimum, this means a community that is free from sexual and discriminatory harassment. Our culture of respect means that no type of sexual or discriminatory harassment is tolerated, and all incidents of intolerant or disrespectful conduct will be addressed. The University is dedicated to responding quickly and thoroughly to all reports of sexual or discriminatory harassment, and to enforcing the University’s Non-Retaliation Policy to protect those who report and/or are involved in an investigation of sexual or discriminatory Harassment.
For reporting procedures, see the University’s Policy On Sexual And Discriminatory Harassment.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
In compliance with federal law and the University of Notre Dame’s non-discrimination policy, Notre Dame Law School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in the administration of any of its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or in employment.
Notre Dame is committed to building an inclusive community and welcomes all individuals. The Notre Dame Spirit of Inclusion can be reviewed at: https://equity.conductor.nd.edu/about/the-spirit-of-inclusion-at-notre-dame/.
The University has designated the Director of its Office of Institutional Equity to handle all inquiries regarding its Notice of Non-Discrimination. You may contact the Director by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, by calling 574-631-0444, or by writing to: Director, Office of Institutional Equity, 100 Grace Hall, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556.
As a member of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the Notre Dame Law School complies with the provision of AALS Bylaw 6-3 that requires member schools to provide equality of opportunity in legal education for all persons regardless of sexual orientation. In accordance with the policy stated in the University’s Spirit of Inclusion, the Law School values the gay and lesbian members of our community as we do all others and we condemn harassment based on sexual orientation. We consciously create an environment of mutual respect, hospitality, and warmth in which none are strangers and all may flourish.
The Career Development Office complies with the American Bar Association and the AALS requirements that all employers to whom we provide assistance and facilities for interviewing and other placement functions observe the principles of equal opportunity to obtain employment without discrimination or segregation on the ground of race, color, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or discrimination on the basis of religion.
The Law School welcomes people of all faiths and religions. At the same time, consistent with American Bar Association Standard 211, the Law School reserves its right under the law to make hiring, admission, and other decisions in accord with its Catholic identity and its mission as a Catholic institution. In addition, the Law School reserves all other legal rights as a religious institution.
Policies Governing Student Life
Du Lac: A Guide to Student Life (http://dulac.nd.edu/) includes the codes, rules, regulations, and policies that establish the official parameters for student life and behavior. Unless otherwise noted, the policies and procedures in du Lac apply to all students – undergraduate, graduate, and professional — whether the behavior occurs on or off campus. Copies of du Lac are provided to all students at the time of their enrollment and may also be obtained from the Office of Residence Life and Housing.
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