Diversity and Inclusion

Celebrating What Makes Each of Us Unique

At Keuka College, we believe that diversity is multifaceted and a naturally valuable asset.

A commitment to diversity has been a part of Keuka College since the beginning. Our founder, the Rev. Dr. George Harvey Ball, set out to "to create a college for all deserving students, regardless of background" in 1890. That tradition continues today.  

At Keuka College, we acknowledge, respect, and celebrate our differences. We believe that diversity encompasses the awareness and celebration of the many identities that make up our community, including—but not limited to—race, ethnicity, religious status, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, socio-economic status, age, culture, language, physical or mental ability, gender identity and expression, and region of origin.

In a world where the pursuit of safety and well-being are central, we foster an inclusive environment in which we actively and intentionally work toward understanding, respecting, and appreciating diversity. 

Non-Discriminatory Statement

Keuka College adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in private institutions of higher education. Keuka College will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of race, religion, hearing status, personal appearance, color, sex, pregnancy, political affiliation, source of income, place of business, residence, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any complaint resolution process on campus or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies.

This policy covers nondiscrimination in employment and in access to educational opportunities. Therefore, any member of the campus community, guest or visitor who acts to deny, deprive or limit the educational, employment, residential and/or social access, benefits and/or opportunities of any member of the campus community on the basis of their actual or perceived membership in the protected classes listed above is in violation of the College policy on nondiscrimination. When brought to the attention of the College, any such discrimination will be appropriately remedied by the College according to the procedures below.

Compliance Statement

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).

To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410; Washington, DC 20250-9410. Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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