Affirmative Action Statement
The International Institute of Restorative Practices seeks to ensure fair and equal employment opportunity and conditions of employment. The Institute affirms its commitment to hiring and retaining women and minority candidates.
Americans with Disabilities Act
The IIRP adheres to the principles and mandates of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.
A disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more of the individual’s major life activities, even if the student uses a mitigating measure such as glasses, medication, prostheses, or a hearing aid. Major life activities are functions such as breathing, caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, learning, exercising cognitive abilities, sitting, standing, lifting, reaching and working. The IIRP will voluntarily provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, to a student whose condition meets the legal definition of a disability under the ADA and who is considered otherwise qualified for IIRP admission.
Special classroom set-ups, alternate testing and other accommodations for students with documented disabilities are available on a case-by-case basis. The IIRP is not required by law to change the “fundamental nature or essential curricular components of its programs in order to accommodate the needs of disabled students.” It is the responsibility of students with disabilities to identify themselves and request accommodations through the office of the Vice President for Administration well in advance of need in order to give the IIRP a reasonable amount of time to evaluate the request and, if possible, implement the accommodation.
Equal Opportunity Statement
The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) Graduate School admits students of any race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, familial, marital or veteran status, HIV status or disability to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students. The IIRP Graduate School admits students equally with regard to these categories.
The International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) does not discriminate against any person based on actual or perceived race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, familial status, marital status, age, veteran status, HIV status, mental or physical disability – or any other basis – in administration of its educational policies, employment policies, scholarship or loan programs or other education related programs administered by the Institute.
Consistent with its name and mission, ideally concerns would first be addressed informally, through informal discussions or a restorative circle. If a solution is reached it should be put in writing, signed and dated by both parties, and copied to the Vice President for Administration. However, persons choosing not to participate in a restorative process so should report the incident in writing to the Vice President for Administration.