Diversity and Inclusion Resources
Mason's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity is demonstrated and enacted by the work of a number of units, teams, and individuals across the university. Below we have shared several resources and office to support you.
Institutional Membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
Mason holds an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students. Mason graduate students have access to NCFDD's Core Curriculum for thriving in the academy, webinars, courses, and Dissertation Success Curriculum. Visit the Activate Your Membership page to get started.
George Mason University is committed to providing equal opportunity and an educational and work environment free from any discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, pregnancy status or genetic information. For more information regarding the non-discrimination policy please click here.
Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Misconduct
The University prohibits Sexual Assault, Sexual Exploitation, Interpersonal Violence, Stalking, Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment, and Complicity in the commission of any act prohibited by this policy, and Retaliation against a person for the good faith reporting of any of these forms of conduct or participation in any investigation or proceeding under this policy (collectively, “Prohibited Conduct”). These forms of Prohibited Conduct are unlawful, undermine the character and purpose of the University, and will not be tolerated. Please click here for more information regarding this policy and/or other related policies.
Title IX Compliance
Mason is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living, and working environment for all members of our community, and does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in any education or employment programs and activities. To that end, this policy prohibits specific forms of behavior that violate Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”); Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”); and/or the Virginia Human Rights Act. Such behavior also requires the university to fulfill certain obligations under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (“VAWA”) and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”).
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 covers a broad set of unwanted acts. Items that are investigated under Title IX include stalking, intimate partner violence, sex and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, complicity and retaliation. If you have experienced any of these behaviors, remedial and protective measures and support services are available for you. There are also a variety of ways to report the incident to seek remedy. Please click here for the Title IX Coordinator’s contact information. To make a report to Mason’s Title IX Coordinator, click here.