Preventing Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation

Discrimination Policy

Preventing Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation

Pacific Union College (PUC) believes that all people are created in the image of God, and therefore should be treated with dignity and respect.  PUC highly values its diverse campus community, as it is representative of cultures around the world.  As such, PUC does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, disability, or prior military service in administration of its educational policies, admissions, financial aid, employment, educational programs, or activities.* 

PUC’s policy on the prevention of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, applies to the behavior and activities of all campus community members; including students, faculty, staff, administrators, trustees, volunteers, and guests, whether on or off campus.  Such activities include, but are not limited to, classes, seminars, meetings, events, and study abroad programs. Additionally, guests of the college, including visitors, volunteers, vendors, consultants, or any person who provides services to PUC, are expected to comply with the provisions of this policy.

This policy also contains the complaint resolution process for all PUC campus community members, although the process may be different depending on who is involved, and the severity of the conduct and/or consequences.  Additionally, sanctions for violating the policy by a non-student, may be governed by another college policy, depending on the role of the person who violated the policy. 

* Note: As a religious institution, PUC exercises its right to accept only those employees who believe in and seek to support PUC’s mission. While PUC opposes harassment, discrimination, and retaliation as stated in this policy, it is exempt from certain state and federal anti-discrimination laws based on its status as a religious non-profit corporation, and its religious beliefs. 

Resources

Reporting

To report a violation of the Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation policy, please see below.  Please note that it's anonymous:

Report Violation

Additionally, the following people and/or groups are available in reporting violations of the Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation policy:

Kathy Purnell, PhD
Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer

Office of the President
One Angwin Avenue
Angwin, CA 94508
dei@puc.edu
(707) 965-6284

Stacy Nelson II, MBA
Associate Vice President

Human Resources
Office of Financial Services
One Angwin Avenue
Angwin, CA 94508
snelson@puc.edu
(707) 965-6221

J.R. Rogers, M.B.A.
Vice President (Interim)

Office of Student Life
One Angwin Avenue
Angwin, CA 94508
jrogers@puc.edu
(707) 965-6411

Jennifer Schooley
Site Supervisor

Public Safety
One Angwin Avenue
Angwin, CA 94508
jschooley@puc.edu
(707) 965-6551

Training

For training resources in preventing harassment, discrimination, and retaliation, please contact:

Kathy Purnell, PhD
Chief Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Officer

Office of the President
One Angwin Avenue
Angwin, CA 94508
dei@puc.edu
(707) 965-6284

Stacy Nelson II, MBA
Associate Vice President

Human Resources
Office of Financial Services
One Angwin Avenue
Angwin, CA 94508
snelson@puc.edu
(707) 965-6221

Thank you for partnering with us, as we celebrate the diversity of all people in our campus community, by upholding our policy on the prevention of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation at PUC.