Policy Statements

Bucknell University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, or any characteristic protected by law, in its educational programs and activities, admissions, or employment, as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable laws and University policies.

In employment of both students and staff, Bucknell is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. The Affirmative Action Officer, 14 Cooley Hall (570-577-1632), is the designated coordinator for compliance with Commonwealth and federal regulations and requirements. Bucknell has designated a Title IX coordinator, adopted, and disseminated a nondiscrimination policy, and has put grievance procedures in place to address complaints of discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. The Title IX coordinator is Kathleen Grimes, Compliance Officer, Dean of Students Office, kag039@bucknell.edu, 570-577-1554.

Because enrollment limitations may require the exclusion of some qualified students from certain academic programs, the following policy has been adopted: Admission to the University, to a college, to a degree program, or to a major does not guarantee enrollment to any individual course, transfer from one college to another, or registration in any particular degree program or declaration of a particular major. Registration in or transfer from one degree program to another, or declaration of a major, is authorized only with the approval of the University through the academic deans. The University reserves the right to cancel or limit enrollment in any individual course.

Nothing in this Catalog may be considered as setting forth the terms of a contract between a student or prospective student and Bucknell University. The University reserves the right to modify the requirements for admission and graduation and the contents of this catalog at any time; to amend any regulation or policy affecting the student body; and to dismiss from the University any student if it is deemed by the University to be in its best interest or in the best interest of the student to do so.