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Nondiscrimination Policy

Marymount California University works to ensure compliance with state and federal non-discrimination laws, including but not limited to the following:  Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Violence Against Women Act, the Clery Act, Equal Pay Act, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act,  and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).

Marymount California University admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status and veteran status, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the University. Consistent with its obligations under the law, MCU prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis Race, Color, Ancestry, National Origin, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Marital Status, Age (40 and older), Pregnancy, Religion, Disability (mental and/or physical), Medical Condition (Cancer or Genetic Conditions), Genetic Information, Military and Veteran Status, or any other category protected by law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any grievance process on campus or within another human rights agency.  Marymount California University maintains a zero tolerance policy on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. If you have any inquiries regarding this nondiscrimination policy, or would like to file a complaint please contact: Karen Thordarson, Title IX Coordinator/Coordinator of Equity and Compliance, Marymount California University, 30800 Palos Verdes Dr. East, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275, Phone (310) 303-7225 or by Email at

Please see  The Marymount California University Policy and Procedure for Civil Rights Equity Resolution for all Faculty, Staff and Students for detailed information regarding the University’s policies on protected classes, nondiscrimination, bias-related harassment, sexual misconduct, confidentiality issues and steps for grievance resolution. This policy provides procedures to resolve all forms of civil rights complaints, whether involving students, faculty, staff or visitors. All complaints will be addressed promptly and with the same set of processes.

About Marymount

Marymount California University has two distinct campuses in Los Angeles County, each offering a unique set of learning opportunities.

  • Oceanview Academic Campus, Palos Verdes
  • The Villas Residential Campus, San Pedro