Racial Harassment

Racial Harassment & Non-Discrimination Statement

Liberty University does not engage in unlawful discrimination or harassment because of race, color, ancestry, religion, age, sex, national origin, ethnicity, pregnancy or childbirth, disability, military or veteran status in its educational programs and activities. Liberty University maintains its Christian character but does not discriminate on the basis of religion, except to the extent that applicable law respects its right to act in furtherance of its religious objectives.

Racial Harassment & Discrimination

Liberty University insists that all members of the university community are entitled to and shall be afforded an environment free of racism—whether overt or subtle. Therefore, members of the university community will not tolerate racial discrimination or harassment of any kind.

Behavior that constitutes racial discrimination or harassment is prohibited by Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and is a violation of the Student Honor Code. This includes, but is not limited to, racial/ethnic slurs, coarse jesting with racial/ethnic overtones and other forms of communication resulting in disparagement or intimidation based on race or ethnicity.

Reporting and Process

  • Report any incident of racial harassment or discrimination to the Office of Community Life or the Office of Equity & Inclusion.
  • The Office of Community Life will review the racial discrimination/harassment policy with the complainant.
  • The complainant will complete and submit an official Statement for Record.
  • Complainant must decide whether to pursue a formal complaint, which may result in disciplinary action.
  • The Conduct Review Committee will examine the results of the investigation and determine the best course of action.
  • The Office of Community Life will conduct a final interview with the complainant.


Any Liberty University student who engages in racial discrimination or harassment is subject to disciplinary action, along with possible fines, and community service and/or possible administrative withdrawal. In addition, since the university takes such charges seriously, where the results of an investigation reveal a complaint of racial discrimination or harassment to be frivolous or groundless, the individual having made such a complaint may be subject to disciplinary action.

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