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Nondiscrimination/Title IX Statement

Seton Hall University does not discriminate on the basis of sex age, gender, disability and/or handicap, race, color, religion, national origin, nationality or ancestry, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, veteran status or military service, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, status as a domestic violence victim, arrest status, AIDS and/or HIV status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information or membership in any other class protected by state or federal laws, now or in the future in any phase of its admissions, financial aid, educational, extra-curricular, athletic or other programs or activities, or in any phase of its employment practices. The University’s policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Amendments of 2008, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. These laws prohibit unlawful discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct and sexual harassment, dating and domestic violence, and stalking, The University reserves the right to administer and apply all policies, programs and benefits in a manner consistent with its Catholic identity and the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Faculty members, employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, guests and unaffiliated third parties), may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic or for engaging in protected activity such as filing a complaint or participating in the review of a complaint.

In accordance with Title IX regulations, the University has designated Lori A. Brown, Director of the Office of EEO and Title IX Compliance, as the University’s Title IX Coordinator. Ms. Brown is charged with monitoring compliance with these regulations. Compliance with Title IX is everyone’s responsibility. If you have questions about Title IX or wish to report a violation, you may contact the persons or agencies listed below.

University Title IX Coordinator

Lori A. Brown

Director of EEO Compliance, Title IX Coordinator

400 South Orange Ave
Bayley Hall- Room 108
South Orange, NJ 07079

Phone: (973) 313-6132

e-mail: lori.brown@shu.edu

University Deputy Title IX Coordinators

Karen Van Norman
Associate Vice-President and Dean of Students
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
400 South Orange Avenue

University Center- Room 237 

South Orange, NJ 07079 

Phone: (973) 761-9076 

e-mail: karen.vannorman@shu.edu

Rachelle Paul

Senior Associate Athletics Director/SWA 
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Compliance & Student-Athlete Development 

400 South Orange Avenue 

Richie Regan Recreation Center- Room 4001B

South Orange, NJ 07079 

Phone: (973) 761-9494 

e-mail: rachelle.paul@shu.edu

Cara Foerst
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Seton Hall Law School

One Newark Center- Room 305

Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: (973)-642-8732

e-mail: cara.foerst@shu.edu

Kelly Freeman
Director of Student Life
Deputy Title IX Coordinator- School of Health & Medical Sciences and The College of Nursing
Interprofessional Health Sciences Campus
Room 1525
340 Kingsland Street
Nutley, NJ 07110
Phone: (973)542-6983
e-mail: kelly.freeman@shu.edu

Dr. Laurie Sullivan
Associate Dean, Office of Student Affairs and Wellbeing
Deputy Title IX Coordinator- School of Medicine
Interprofessional Health Sciences Campus
Room 4237
340 Kingsland Street
Nutley, NJ 07110
Phone: (973) 542-6778
email:  laurie.sullivan@shu.edu

Questions or inquiries about Title IX or other forms of discrimination can also be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Deputy Title IX Coordinators or to The Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education:

U.S. Department of Education

Office for Civil Rights


Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20202-1100
Telephone: 800-421-3481

FAX: 202-453-6012; TTY: 800-877-8339

e-mail: OCR@ed.gov 

U.S. Department of Education

New York Office

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education

32 Old Slip, 26th Floor

New York, NY 10005-2500

Telephone: 646-428-3800

FAX: 646-428-3843; TTY: 800-877-8339

e-mail: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov

The University's Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment and Retaliation and the Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation and more information about how to file a grievance or complaint are available at http://www.shu.edu/policies/policy-against-sexual-misconduct-harassment-and-retaliation.cfm and http://www.shu.edu/policies/discrimination-harassment-retaliation.cfm.

This notice is disseminated annually to students and employees at Seton Hall University.

Approved by Mary J. Meehan, Ph.D., Interim President.

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