Social Equality and Discrimination

Generally, each individual regardless of occupation, sex, race, nationality or religion is respected in the United States. Thus, any person you meet will expect the same consideration and courtesy. Prejudice and stereotyping, however, is a reality and international students will occasionally experience hostility of this nature. A common confusion for international students is whether any specific interaction is a result of prejudice or stereotyping, or a consistent pattern of behavior (the individual responds to everyone, regardless of nationality, in that manner).

If you feel that you have been treated unfairly due to race, sex, age, color, religion, sexual orientation, or nation of origin, report the situation and request assistance from the Office International Education or Personal Counseling Services (ext. 6117). Your concerns will be kept strictly confidential.