Bias Education & Support
At Northern Arizona University, we are committed to creating and maintaining an environment free of discrimination based on race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and genetic information.
In support of an inclusive environment, the Arizona Board of Regents and NAU have created policies and procedures such as the Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy, the Sexual Assault Response Protocol, and the Safe Working and Learning Environment (SWALE) Policy reaffirming this commitment.
The NAU community values the freedom of expression rights guaranteed to all individuals in the First Amendment. Not all bias-related speech or even hateful speech is a violation of law or NAU policy and subject to discipline. The University nevertheless has the right to respond to such speech in a way which promotes the mission and values of the University, a safe working and learning environment, and a climate of respect, access and inclusion.
We consider acts of bias, discrimination, hate, and harassment, as contrary to our institutional values, and unacceptable to our community.
We encourage anyone who has experienced or witnessed an act of bias to report it and to access available resources. Together, we can work to make NAU a more welcoming community for all.