PCOM policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, race, sex, color, gender,
gender identity and expression, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sexual orientation,
religion, creed, disability, marital status, genetic information or any other legally
protected class status in all its programs, activities, and employment practices.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine subscribes to the principles and adheres
to the requirements of state and federal law pertaining to civil rights and equal
opportunity, in accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of
the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as
amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.
The student grievance procedure assures institutional compliance with Title IX of
the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and other
laws applicable to institutions receiving federal funding which provide protections
to students from discriminatory practices. The procedure to review all grievances
arising from a student's complaint related to any adverse action which is discriminatory
or otherwise in violation of the law, affecting one’s education, or that a practice
or policy has been identified which is discriminatory, is stipulated below.
Evidence of practices inconsistent with this policy should be reported to PCOM’s Equity
and Title IX Coordinator Rowland Hall Suite 144, Philadelphia, PA 19131, 215-871-6528)
who is the designated coordinator of PCOM's nondiscrimination program. Reports can
be made directly (and if desired, anonymously) to pcom.ethicspoint.com. Inquiries
regarding compliance with the provisions of Title IX may also be directed to the Assistant
Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202.
For more information, please visit the Office of Civil Rights website.