The Seminary complies with the requirements of numerous federal laws in the administration of its mission and programs. These laws include Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. It is the policy of Princeton Theological Seminary not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, military status, national origin, religious affiliation (except as religion may be a bona fide qualification), disability, sexual or affectional orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait of an individual, or any other characteristic protected by law. Seminary policy is committed to equal employment opportunity under law in employment of women, members from underrepresented population groups, or physical capability. Discrimination or harassment by an administrator, faculty member, staff or student will not be tolerated. The Seminary strongly advocates the elimination of discrimination and strives to achieve equality through fair policies and practices. All decisions concerning admissions and access to educational programs are based upon personal qualifications necessary for the successful performance in the program, without regard to race, color, ancestry, age, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, military status, national origin, religious affiliation (except as religion may be a bona fide qualification), disability, sexual or affectional orientation, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait of an individual, or any other characteristic protected by law.  For the seminary’s policy on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), see 10.1 of the Seminary Handbook, pp. 69. The following is an excerpt of the policy:

A. Persons with disabilities

The seminary welcomes those with disabilities and strives to provide an environment in which all students have equal access to educational opportunities and to the campus community. It accords appropriate and reasonable academic accommodations to those with a documented, permanent disability that results in a substantial, material, and irreversible impairment of a major function.

Required documentation of a disability and of need for an accommodation includes:

  1. A diagnosis of a current impairment, ordinarily within one year
  2. The basis for the diagnosis
  3. Indication how a major life activity is affected by the impairment
  4. Suggested modifications and accommodations
  5. Indications how the disability relates to a requested modification or accommodation
  6. The qualifications of the person preparing the documentation
  7. A sign release form