International Hellenic University is an equal opportunity employer who does not allow discrimination against employees based on race, colour, religion, sex, nationality, age, disability or genetic information in the workplace. Modern slavery practices are also excluded while external partners are treated equally with permanent staff. Anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy are determined by the Internal Regulation of the Institution as well as the provisions of the following Greek laws in force:
- Code of Conduct (article 107, p.3 and p.8, article 108, p.1-3), as described in the Internal Regulation of the Institution.
- Gender Equality Committee, as established in the Internal Regulation of the Institution (article 99, p.12).
- Gender Equality Policy, as approved by the Governing Committee of the Institution on the 3rd of November 2020 (meeting number 32).
- Law 4589/2019 (article 33), establishing the Gender Equality Committee of the International Hellenic University.
Anti-discrimination and support measures for socially vulnerable students
The University supports underrepresented and socially vulnerable students through the following schemes:
–Umbrella https://umbrella.ihu.gr/ (Sindos Campus)
– EKO https://eko.teiemt.gr/ (Kavala Campus)
– Stirizo https://stirizo.cm.ihu.gr/ (Serres Campus)
Article 50 of IHU’s Internal Regulation introduces further support measures, based on social and economic criteria, such as free housing and meals, housing allowance, transport benefits and full medical and hospital care in the National Health System (ESY) for students not covered by any other form of insurance. Furthermore, the State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) grants scholarships at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral or post-doctoral level (https://www.iky.gr/el/upotrofies-gr/proptixiako-gr/anotati-ekped#) in order to support students with low income, special needs or students who belong to socially vulnerable groups. The relevant Student Care Committee (article 100, p.3 of Internal Regulation) ensures that the above mentioned support measures are not only implemented but also further enhanced.
Last but not least, all University’s campuses provide accessible facilities for people with disabilities, such as elevators, ramps and parking slots (article 50, p.4 of Internal Regulation about accessibility). The Governing Committee of the institution has also approved on the 3rd of November 2020 (meeting number 32) a dedicated policy promoting the rights of people with special needs and improving accessible facilities at the Institution.