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Freed-Hardeman University is committed to the policy of providing equal opportunity for all persons. The University does not discriminate in admissions, programs, or any other educational functions and services on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, disability, age or veteran status to those who meet its admission criteria and who promise to uphold the values stated in the University Catalog and Student Handbook.

Based upon this commitment, Freed-Hardeman University follows the principle of non-discrimination and operates within applicable federal and state laws. As a recipient of federal financial assistance, Freed-Hardeman University is required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, as amended, not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its admission policies, treatment of students, employment practice or educational programs, except as required by religious tenets of the churches of Christ.

The preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Freed-Hardeman University prohibits conduct as described in the preamble to Title IX , except for circumstances when a religious exemption applies, such conduct is inconsistent with and contrary to Freed-Hardeman University’s mission and core values. It is Freed-Hardeman University’s Policy not to discriminate based on sex as set forth in Title IX, unless an appropriate religious exemption applies. As a University we affirm that God created them male and female and instituted marriage to be between one man and one woman (Genesis 2:7- 25). We also affirm that all sexual activity outside of marriage is contrary to God’s will (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).