Tufts University prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct including acts of sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, stalking, sexual exploitation, sexual exploitation and coercion, relationship/intimate partner violence and domestic violence), gender identity and/or expression (including a transgender identity), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, the intersection of these identities or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.
If you or someone you know feel you have been a victim of harassment, bias or discrimination at Tufts, you are encouraged to report the incident to one or more of the following:
For Students, Faculty, Staff and Community Members
There is no statute of limitations to file a complaint in OEO. However, please understand that our response to a complaint may be more limited in scope as a result of the length of time between the alleged incident and the report of the incident.
Ethicspoint, a third-party secure web tool, is also a reporting option. Any member of the Tufts community can file a report or complaint of discrimination, harassment or bias on Ethicspoint. These reports go directly to OEO. Ethicspoint offers an anonymous reporting option providing individuals the option to report anonymously if they choose. For anyone submitting an Ethicspoint complaint, please keep the key code the system assigns to you after you submit a report so that you can check back on the progress of the report.
For discrimination, bias and harassment allegations related to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, age, religion, disability, sex/gender, sexual orientation, a transgender identity, retaliation or any other protected category or concern you may have, please reach out to a trusted member of the Tufts Community. There are a number of trained staff and faculty members in each of the schools around Tufts that can help you find the support and resources you need.
The DOE and the OCR prohibit discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, and age. While OCR complaints should generally be filed within 180 days of the last date of alleged discrimination, OCR may extend this filing deadline in a variety of circumstances.
Additional Reporting Options for Faculty and Staff
John McCormack Building One Ashburton Place Sixth Floor, Room 601 Boston, MA 02108 617-994-6000
Worcester City Hall 455 Main Street Room 101 Worcester, MA 01608 508-799-8010
The MCAD prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, age, criminal record (applications only), disability, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, a transgender identity, genetics, and military personnel. Any employee in a work environment with six or more employees can file a complaint with the MCAD. The statute of limitations for filing a complaint is 300 days from the last date of discrimination.
JFK Federal Building 475 Government Center Boston, MA 02203 800-669-4000
The EEOC prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, retaliation and national origin. The statute of limitations for filing a complaint is 300 days from the last date of discrimination.