Consistent with all federal and state laws, rules, regulations, and/or local ordinances (e.g., Title VII, Title VI, Title III, Title II, Rehab Act, ADA, Title IX, and the Florida Civil Rights Act), it is the policy of Nova Southeastern University not to engage in any discrimination or harassment against any individuals because of race, color, religion or creed, sex, pregnancy status, national or ethnic origin, nondisqualifying disability, age, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, military service, veteran status, or political beliefs or affiliations, and to comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations.
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) academic programs non-discrimination principles are in accord with NSU’s Nondiscrimination Policies ( https://www.nova.edu/hr/policies/equal-employment-nondiscrimination.html; https://www.nova.edu/brand/_images/sharks/nsu-nondiscrimination-statement.pdf). NSU is committed to providing support for faculty and staff who may be experiencing challenges due to their socioeconomic and/or health status to be fully engaged and advanced in their personal and professional development at NSU. The academic programs are committed to understanding and appreciating the diversity among people and to the principle of supportive interventions for any person, including but not limited to prospective and enrolled students, clients, faculty, staff, or supervisors. The faculty, supervisors, and staff are fully committed to function in accordance with all applicate federal, state, and local laws regarding non-discrimination.
The program acknowledges and embraces the changing nature of society and the need to prevent discrimination of groups that are yet to be federally recognized. The program supports COAMFTE’s definition of diversity "as being inclusive of race, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, relationship status, gender identity, socioeconomic status, disability, health status, religious or spiritual belief, religious or spiritual affiliation, and national origin" (COAMFTE Accreditation Standards 12.5, p. 9) and thus prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, relationship status, gender identity, socioeconomic status, disability, health status, religious or spiritual belief, religious or spiritual affiliation, and national origin.