Statement of Non-discrimination

LECOM prohibits and does not engage in discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, citizenship (within the limits of the law) or any other legally protected characteristic and follows all applicable federal and state law. This policy applies to all LECOM programs and activities, including but not limited to admission, employment, education, scholarship, graduation, loan policies, practices, procedures, and programs.

LECOM seeks to admit qualified students and hire qualified employees for the creation of a diverse body of thought and interest within its community of scholars. Our definition of diversity includes race/ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and more, but is certainly not limited to those considerations. The candidate’s background in the sciences, future career intentions, unique abilities, personality, and general accomplishments also are carefully reviewed in seeking to have a diverse student body. For instance, a student who has demonstrated unique talents and skills in research, or who has a unique life mission in public health service, brings to our student body another important measure of diversity.

LECOM sets no quotas nor has set asides; regardless of race or ethnicity, all applicants are considered in the same competitive pool using the same policies, procedures and Admissions Committee members. Our Admissions Committee’s protocols insure that all applicants receive individualized and equal consideration.

The Institution and its college and schools are dedicated to ensuring access, fairness and equity for all persons in its educational programs, related activities and employment, including those groups who have faced historical barriers to full and fair integration and participation. All LECOM faculty, staff, students, contractors, consultants, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination and Diversity Policy.