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2021-2022 Student Handbook 
    
2021-2022 Student Handbook

B. Non-Discrimination Policy


  1. Non-Discrimination
    Georgia State University does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender, disability, national origin, or veteran status in employment or the administration of the program and activities conducted by Georgia State University or any of its several departments now in existence or hereafter established. Additionally, no Registered Student Organization may engage in discriminatory conduct whether collectively or through the actions of its individual members (see J. Registered Student Organizations ).
  2. Reporting
    Members of the university community who believe they have been discriminated against by the university or a Registered Student Organization should contact the following offices to report the incident and for direction in filing a formal complaint:
    1. Discrimination by student organizations should be reported to the Dean of Students, Office of the Dean of Students, Suite 303, Student Center East, 404-413-1515, deanofstudents@gsu.edu.
    2. Discrimination by faculty or staff should be reported to the Assistant Vice President of Human Resources, Office of Opportunity Development/Diversity Education Planning (ODDEP), Suite 527, 1 Park Place South, 404-413-2567, equalopportunity@gsu.edu.
  3. Review Process
    The Dean of Students will conduct a timely review of all complaints of discrimination against student organizations, including interviewing individuals identified in the complaint to determine whether there is sufficient basis to believe that a violation of the Non-Discrimination Policy may have occurred. Based upon the findings of fact during the review, if the Dean of Students determines that there is sufficient basis to believe that a violation of the Non-Discrimination Policy may have occurred, the Dean of Students will initiate Code charges regarding the alleged Code violation (see II. General Conduct Policies and Procedures ).
  4. Sanctions for Student Organization Violations of the Non-Discrimination Policy
    1. Violations of this policy by a Registered Student Organization will be adjudicated and may result in disciplinary action up to and including revocation of the organization’s university registration.
    2. In addition to the foregoing sanctions, the Dean of Students may impose the following sanctions:
      1. A student organization that fails to respond to the Dean of Student’s requests on any matter including, but not limited to, a request to meet concerning allegations of the Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment policies, shall be subject to sanctions up to suspension of its university registration for one (1) year.
      2. A student organization that provides any false information or false testimony shall be subject to sanctions up to suspension of its university registration for two (2) years.
      3. A student organization that is found responsible for a second violation of the Non-Discrimination Policy, within six (6) years of the prior violation shall be subject to a minimum of a six (6) year suspension up to permanent revocation of its university registration.

Amended and Approved - University Senate - October 21, 2004
Amended - Administrative Council - October 12, 2011
Amended - Administrative Council - January 16, 2013
Amended - Administrative Council - June 2, 2021