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GEN 4.B.18.A. Statutory Language.

 

36.12 Student discrimination prohibited.

(1)   No student may be denied admission to, participation in or the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any service, program, course or facility of the system or its institutions or centers because of the student's race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status or parental status.

(2)   The board shall

(a)   direct each institution and center to establish policies and procedures to protect students from discrimination under sub. (1). The policies and procedures shall do all of the following:

        1. Provide criteria for determining whether sub. (1) has been violated.
        2. Provide remedies and sanctions for violations of sub. (1).
        3. Require a complainant to file a complaint with the institution or center within 300 days of the alleged violation of sub.(1).
        4. Provide periods within which the complainant and the institution or center must act for each procedural step leading to the issuance of a final decision and for appeal of the final decision to the Chancellor of the institution or Dean of the center.

(b)   The board shall establish policies and procedures for the appeal of the Chancellor's or dean's decision to the board.

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