Statement of Nondiscrimination
It is Concord Law School’s policy to maintain an academic environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to strive to reach his or her potential in an atmosphere free from discriminatory practices, including unlawful discrimination and/or harassment based on race, religion, gender, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local law. Concord Law School does not discriminate on any of these bases in the recruitment of students or in the implementation of its policies, procedures, and activities. Sexual harassment is a prohibited aspect of sexual discrimination under this policy.
Concord's policies and practices are in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations including:
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and the implementing regulations 34 CFR Parts 100 and 101 (barring discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin);
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the implementing regulations 34 CFR Part 105 (barring discrimination on the basis of sex);
- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and the implementing regulations 34 CFR Part 99;
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the implementing regulations 34 CFR Part 104 (barring discrimination on the basis of physical handicap);
- The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the implementing regulations 45 CFR Part 90; and
- The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the implementing regulations in 29 CFR Part 1630 (1992).
Concord is committed to full compliance with these laws. Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the 1990 Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Concord will provide reasonable and individualized academic modifications for students who provide proper documentation outlining their disabilities and request reasonable and appropriate accommodations. Because each student's disabilities may differ in degree and impact, reasonable accommodations will be made on an individual basis. However, it is the responsibility of persons with disabilities to seek available assistance and make their needs known at the time of enrollment or as the need arises due to disability.
Documentation to support the disability must be provided to Concord at the time of the request. Information pertaining to a student's disability is voluntary and confidential. If this information is supplied, it will be used to seek to overcome the effects of conditions that limit the participation of qualified students with disabilities.
Questions regarding Concord's Statement of Nondiscrimination or about ADA accommodations may be directed to:
550 West Van Buren Street, 7th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607