Policy of non-discrimination for transgender people

Table of Contents

5.6.2 Does your university as a body have a policy of non-discrimination for transgender people?. 1

Discrimination and Harassment. 1

Discrimination. 1

Harassment and bullying. 1

Bias-Related Harassment: 2

Stalking: 2

Retaliation. 2

Other Offenses. 3

Jurisdiction/Application. 3



5.6.2 Does your university as a body have a policy of non-discrimination for transgender people?


Discrimination and Harassment


Majmaah University does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, or any other classification protected by law in matters of admissions, employment, services or in the educational programs or activities it operates. Harassment, ,whether verbal, physical, or visual, that is based on any of these characteristics is a form of discrimination. This includes harassing conduct affecting tangible job benefits, interfering unreasonably with an individual’s academic or work performance, or creating what a reasonable person would perceive is an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.




The Majmaah University adheres to all the Kingdom laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education. The University prohibits discrimination against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of any protected class. Protected classes include: age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, marital status, or race. This policy covers discrimination in employment as well as in access to educational opportunities.

Discrimination is defined as adverse treatment of an individual based on that individual’s membership in one or more of the protected groups listed above. Therefore, any member of the campus community, guest, or visitor who acts to deny, deprive, or limit the educational, employment, housing and/or social access, benefits, and/or opportunities of any member of the campus community on the basis of their actual or perceived membership in the protected classes listed above is in violation of the University policy on discrimination. All University employees shall report all suspected incidents of discrimination or harassment. When brought to the attention of the University, any such discrimination will be appropriately remedied by the University according to the procedures outlined in this policy.

Harassment and bullying


Harassment and bullying may include electronic, written, verbal, or physical act or conduct toward a student which is based on any actual or perceived trait or characteristic of the student and which creates an objectively hostile environment that meets one or more of the following conditions:

a. Places the student in reasonable fear of harm to the student’s person or property.

b. Has a substantially detrimental effect on the student’s physical or mental health.

c. Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s academic performance.

d. Has the effect of substantially interfering with the student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by a college.

The University prohibits harassment against any employee, student, visitor, or guest on the basis of any class protected by University policy. This policy is not meant to inhibit or prohibit educational content or discussions inside or outside of the classroom that include germane but controversial or sensitive subject matters. The sections below describe the specific forms of prohibited harassment under University policy.

Bias-Related Harassment:

 This University prohibits any form of harassment on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a protected class, by any member or group of the campus community, which unreasonably interferes with an individual’s work or academic environment. This environment may be created by verbal, written, graphic, threatening, and/or physical conduct that is sufficiently severe, persistent, or pervasive so as to interfere with, limit, or deny the ability of an individual to participate in or benefit from educational programs or activities or employment access, benefits, or opportunities. Merely offensive conduct and/or harassment of a generic nature not on the basis of membership in a protected class may not result in a violation of this policy but may be addressed through education and/or other resolution methods.


Stalking is defined as a course of conduct directed at a specific person that is unwelcome and would cause a reasonable person to feel fear or suffer substantial emotional distress. Examples include, but are not limited to:

a. sending multiple unwanted text messages, phone calls, or electronic communications

b. following, watching, photographing, or otherwise tracking an individual without his or her permission

c. sending unwelcome gifts, notes, or other items to another person



The University seeks to create an environment where its students and employees are free, without fear of reprisal, to use its procedures to determine if there has been a violation of their civil rights. Any act of retaliation will result in appropriate disciplinary action. Retaliation is defined as any adverse action taken against a person participating in a protected activity because of their participation in that protected activity. Retaliation against an individual for alleging a violation of their civil rights, supporting a complainant, or for assisting in providing information relevant to a claim, is a serious violation of the University policy. Acts of alleged retaliation should be reported immediately.

Other Offenses

 This University prohibits other offenses of a discriminatory, harassing, and/or retaliatory nature not included in the previous sections as follows:

a. Intimidation, defined as implied threats or acts that cause a reasonable fear of harm in another on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a protected class.

b. Hazing, defined as acts likely to cause physical or psychological harm or social ostracism to any person within the University community when related to the admission, initiation, pledging, joining, or any other group-affiliation activity on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a protected class.

c. Bullying, defined as repeated and/or severe aggressive behavior likely to intimidate or intentionally hurt, control or diminish another person, physically or mentally on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a protected class.

d. Violation of any other University rule, when it is motivated by the actual or perceived membership of the victim in a protected class, may be pursued using this policy and process.




 This policy applies to allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation that take place on the University property or at university-sponsored events, regardless of their location. This policy may also apply to allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation that occur off-campus or to actions online when the University determines that the off-campus or online conduct could have an on-campus impact or impact on the educational mission of the University. Such impact includes:

a. any action that constitutes a criminal offense as defined by the Kingdom law;

b. any situation where it appears that the respondent may present a danger or threat to the health or safety of self or others;

c. any situation that significantly impinges upon the rights, property, or achievements of others or significantly breaches the peace and/or causes social disorder; and/or

d. any situation that is detrimental to the educational interests of the University. The University’s response may be limited if the respondent was a guest or is not subject to the University’s jurisdiction.




The Dean of Admission and Registration, Dr. Saud Al-Muqhem, pointed out that the electronic application process for admission was seamless which achieved the university's goal to make admission easy for students. 

He also reported the rector's direction that due to the growing number of students who wish to apply, the deadline will be extended. This extension will be from Sunday 01/19/1445 AH to Thursday via the following links :

Male student Link: https://pab.mu.edu.sa/

Female student Link: https://pag.mu.edu.sa/

Dr. Al-Mughem added that the Admission and Registration attempted over the past period to overcome all the difficulties facing students with the admission procedures in different ways including answering their inquiries,  listening to their problems directly in the Deanship,  via WhatsApp numbers, or the Deanship's e-mail.