Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment
Zero tolerance for Bullying.
All activities of The Philadelphia School of Languages are conducted without regard to race, religion, age, creed, color, sex, physical challenge, veteran status, marital status, sexual preference, or national origin.
The Philadelphia School of Languages is dedicated to diversity, inclusion, respect, and civility. We expect the highest standards of personal development and performance of our students and our staff.
We place the highest value on friendship, scholarship, integrity, and responsibility. We are committed to honoring the individual in our community, where members respect and celebrate the diversity of our students, families, faculty administration, and staff.
Our policies and procedures have been established for safety, to support our learning and teaching environment, and to maintain the highest standards and behavior.
Whether or not discrimination or harassment exists depends on circumstances or facts surrounding an incident. For this reason, it is not possible to provide a complete list of conduct that constitutes discrimination or harassment.
The following are examples of inappropriate conduct that is frowned upon by the school and is prohibited by this policy.
We are committed to our non-threatening environment that is a safe space for all students and staff — unwelcome requests for a physical, dating, or personal relationship. Offensive jokes, remarks, epithets, or taunts related to a protected characteristic. Speech, or action, or the display of material that is demeaning, degrading, threatening, or shows hostility to an individual or group because of a protected characteristic mentioned above. Also, unwelcome physical contact, demand sexual favors in exchange for favorable or preferential treatment.
If you believe you have been harassed or discriminated against, take one or more of the following actions as soon as possible:
1. Tell the offending person or people that you want the offending speech or actions stopped. Do not apologize. Speak directly. Give a clear message about how you feel.
2. If you do not feel comfortable confronting the person or people alone, take a friend along.
3. Tell a member of the School Office or the School Director
Note: you may find it helpful to write down the details of the event to help you remember them.
You may report what you honestly consider to be discrimination or harassment, but because of fear of reprisal or getting another person in trouble, you might not want to. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Retaliation or threats of retaliation against anyone who makes a complaint of discrimination or harassment, or against anyone who participates in an investigation of any such claim, is violating The Philadelphia School of Languages' policy and may cause of disciplinary action.
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