Equal Opportunity Laws

Westmoreland abides by all federal affirmative action regulations. Inquiries should be directed to the Affirmative Action Office, Room 4100D, Business & Industry Center or by calling 724.925.4190

Federal Regulation Title VI
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires that discrimination based on race, color or national origin be eliminated from programs receiving federal financial assistance.

Federal Regulation Title VII
Title VII prohibits discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex or national origin in all conditions of employment at Westmoreland, such as the student work-study program.

Americans With Disabilities Act
The ADA is civil rights legislation designed to ensure that people with disabilities will not be discriminated
against and to bring them into the mainstream of public life. Students with disabilities in postsecondary settings are eligible for appropriate accommodations in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and more recently, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act of 2008.

Accommodations are made to provide equal access, not advantage. The student must still meet the academic standards of the class. 

If because of a disability you believe that you will need classroom accommodations, please schedule an appointment with Lauren Eicher, counselor, Disability & Student Behavioral Intervention Services, at 724.925.4000, ext. 3053 or eicherla@westmoreland.edu to discuss and document your individual needs. You will need to follow certain procedures that will be discussed.

Federal Regulation Section 504
“No otherwise qualified disabled individual…shall solely by the reason of his/her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” Contact the Student Development Office at 724.925.4189 for more information.

Federal Regulation Title IX
Title IX is a federal regulation prohibiting the discrimination of any person in the United States on the basis of sex. This includes acts of exclusion from participation in, denied benefits of, or subjected acts of discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. In addition, Title IX prohibits sexual misconduct, such as sexual harassment.

Student inquiries related to Title IX matters should be directed to Sydney Beeler, Vice President of Enrollment Management, at 724.925.4050 or in the Administrative Wing, Founders Hall.

Employee inquiries related to Title IX matters should be directed to Lauren Farrell, Director of Human Resources and Assistant to the President, at 724.925.4079 or in Human Resources, Founders Hall.