Syllabus Statement

​​Revised Syllabus Statement - November 2019
Non-Discrimination and Anti-Discriminatory Harassment, including Sexual Harassment at AUB

In line with its commitment to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment, AUB policies protect you from discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics, including discriminatory harassment and sexual harassment. Protected characteristics include: race, color, religion, age, national or ethnic identity, sex, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage or citizenship status, and political affiliation.

The policies are applicable to all the AUB Community including: officers, faculty, staff, academic appointees, students (including medical interns and residents), visiting students, alumni, trainees, visitors, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, located on campus and at AUB Medical Center, Advancing Research Enabling Communities Center (AREC), or any other facility or program affiliated with the University. The “AUB community” also includes the dependents and domestic employees of faculty and staff dwelling on campus and at AREC.

If you think you have experienced discrimination, discriminatory harassment, or sexual harassment, we encourage you to inform the Equity/Title IX Coordinator, Mitra Tauk at 01-350000 ext. 2514, titleix@aub.edu.lb, report to a Title IX deputy at your faculty or at any other faculty (www.aub.edu.lb/titleix), or report online (www.aub.eth​icspoint.com). Reports may be submitted anonymously or not. Please know that the University will maintain the confidentiality of the complaint and privacy of the persons involved to the greatest extent possible, consistent with its goal of conducting a thorough and complete investigation and to the extent permitted by law.

You need to also know that the University has designated academic and administrative department/unit heads, managerial level staff, academic advisors, protection officers, and residence hall staff/monitors, as responsible employees or “mandatory reporters”, and may designate others at its discretion. These individuals are obligated to report actual or suspected discrimination or discriminatory harassing conduct to the Equity/Title IX Coordinator, unless they are a “confidential” resource. The following have been designated as confidential resources: on campus counselors in the Counseling Center of the Office of Student Affairs and AUB Medical Center counselors, and healthcare providers at the University Health Services (UHS) and at the AUB Medical Center. Confidential resources are not required to report actual or suspected discrimination or harassment to appropriate university officials, except in cases of suspected abuse of a minor, in the event of an external investigation or prosecution, or in the event of imminent danger to the reporting party or others.