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What is discrimination under the University's Policy?

The University prohibits Discrimination, meaning any unlawful distinction, preference, or detriment to an
individual as compared to others that is based on an individual’s Protected Status and that is
sufficiently serious to unreasonably interfere with or limit:

  • An employee’s or applicant for employment’s access to employment or conditions and benefits of employment (e.g., hiring, advancement, assignment);
  • A student’s or admission applicant’s ability to participate in, access, or benefit from educational programs, services, or activities (e.g., admission, academic standing, grades, assignment, campus housing);
  • An authorized volunteer’s ability to participate in a volunteer activity; or
  • A guest’s or visitor’s ability to participate in, access, or benefit from the University’s programs.

Discrimination includes failing to provide reasonable accommodations, consistent with state and
federal law, to a qualified person with a disability.

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What are examples of discrimination?

  • Denying someone a job/position/promotion because of their membership in a protected class.
  • Making derogatory or disparaging comments in every meeting about someone’s religion so that they no longer feel comfortable participating and it impedes the progress of the group.

Where can I find help?

If you have experienced discrimination, you are encouraged to seek support and report the incident.