Statement of Policy

Walsh University opposes unjust discrimination as matter of human dignity. Walsh University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, color, disability, national or ethnic origin, or status as a veteran, in the administration of our policies and programs, and vigorously supports these seven protected classes as written in the federal statute. This statement applies to all academic programs, all athletic programs, and to all policies and procedures concerning students and student activities. This statement applies to all personnel and administrative policies. Walsh University is a religious institution of higher education in the Catholic-faith tradition and is protected by the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the First Amendment; thus, Walsh University may consider religion in hiring, admissions, and other decisions.  Walsh University aligns with the Catholic Church teachings that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society; thus, each person will always be treated with compassion, dignity, kindness, respect, and sensitivity. Nothing in this policy shall require Walsh University to act in a manner contrary to the beliefs and teachings of the Catholic Church and the University's mission. Walsh University does not support individual interpretations that expand the protected classes.

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Walsh University Resolution Board

The purpose of Resolution Board is to provide a way that will allow an employee or student to bring to the attention of the University acts of discrimination or other grievances that do not fall under the jurisdiction of Title IX (all forms of sex discrimination). 

The Resolution Board, a committee of University Senate, consists of 10 elected or appointed members, two from each of the following University constituencies: students, faculty, support staff, professional staff, and Vice Presidents. The Board exists to provide education to the University community, to investigate and resolve alleged incidents of discrimination and discriminatory harassment, and to guide members of the community towards the most appropriate channel of appeal in order to resolve a grievance in the most expeditious and judicial manner. The Board acts as an appellate body to members of the community who feel that they were denied due process in the pursuit of a resolution through the normal operating procedures of the University. 

For information about the Walsh University Resolution Board, please contact Matt Horrisberger, Resolution Board Chair – or (330) 490-7432.

Title IX

Title IX is part of the 1972 re-authorization of the Higher Education Act and that stipulates 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.” Title IX requires all schools receiving federal financial assistance to take reasonable steps to create a safe, nondiscriminatory learning environment. 

For issues involving discrimination or harassment based on sex, including sexual harassment, the Walsh University please contact Kristi Campell, Title IX Coordinator - (330) 490-7105 or

To view the Walsh University Sexual Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence Policy and view a complete listing of the Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Title IX Coordinators please CLICK HERE.