Racial Incidents and Harassment

It is the policy of Villanova University to maintain an educational environment free of racial incidents and harassment on the basis of race, color or national origin.

Racial harassment includes:

  1. Conduct consisting of different treatment on the basis of race; or
  2. The existence of a racially hostile environment.

Such conduct or hostility is inconsistent with federal law and the University's objective to provide a nondiscriminatory educational environment and will not be tolerated. Students who engage in racial harassment are subject to the full range of sanctions outlined in the Code of Student Conduct.

Any questions or concerns regarding racial harassment in the University community should be directed to the Dean of Students Office or the Office of Intercultural Affairs. If it is determined that racial harassment has occurred, the University will take reasonable steps to eliminate such conduct and will attempt to prevent its recurrence.