Diversity and Inclusion Committee

Policy of Protection for Complaints Discrimination and Retaliation

Beirut Arab University is committed to providing an educational and employment environment that values individuals of diverse backgrounds and supports a workplace setting free from harassment and unlawful discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, all University employees and students are expected to conform to the standards of conduct mandated by BAU regarding discrimination and harassment.

Beirut Arab University has put in place the following Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation policy in order to provide an educational and employment environment where no unlawful discrimination is tolerated and where fair treatment, equality and equity are promoted.

It is Beirut Arab University’s commitment that no unlawful discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, shall occur on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, age (over 40), disability, housing, in any of the departments, services or educational programs we provide. Complaints of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation are handled by the Human Resources Department.

All employees, students and affiliated third parties assume responsibility for maintaining a work and learning environment that is free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation. Our University encourages individuals subjected to or who witness any form of unlawful discrimination and harassment or retaliatory conduct arising from complaints that violate this policy – to promptly report such behaviors and incidents to their supervisor and or the Human Resources Department, so that the conduct can be addressed and resolved immediately. Supervisors are required to promptly report conduct that violates this policy to the Human Resources Department. The Human Resources Department is committed to responding to alleged violations of this policy in a timely and fair manner and to taking appropriate action aimed at ending the prohibited conduct.

Policy of Protection for Complaints Discrimination and Retaliation – Applicability

This policy applies to all members of the Beirut Arab University community, including students, employees and affiliated third parties.

For the purpose of this policy, employees denote the following: part-time employees, student employees, part-time and full-time Faculty members and all members of Beirut Arab University staff.

Affiliated third parties may include, but are not limited to, independent contractors, volunteers who perform work for the University, vendors, alumni, and University guests or visitors.

This policy pertains to acts of prohibited conduct committed by or against students, employees, and third parties when:

  • the conduct occurs on the campus or other property owned or controlled by the University; or
  • the conduct occurs in the course of university-related business travel or off-campus programs, such as national or international academic programs, field trips, internships, work-related conferences, etc.
  • This policy also applies to behavior conducted online, including email communications, University website content, social media content and other similar online postings which can subject an individual or group to allegations of violations of this policy. The University does not regularly search for this information, but action may be taken by the University if and when such information is brought to the attention of the University.