Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation and Dispute Resolution
The University of Arkansas prohibits discrimination against and harassment of its students, faculty, and staff, or any applicant for employment. It is the policy of the University of Arkansas to provide an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential through equal opportunity. The university should be a place of work and study for students, faculty, and staff, that is free of all forms of discrimination, sexual intimidation and exploitation. Therefore, the University of Arkansas is committed to providing equal opportunity for all students and applicants for admission and for all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, age, gender, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. In addition, discrimination in employment on the basis of genetic information is prohibited. For the complete text of the non-discrimination policy, please refer to: Non-Discrimination Policy
Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment
As defined by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects an individual's employment, unreasonably interferes with an individual's work performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work environment. These actions include written communication of a sexual nature, offensive remarks about a person’s sex, regardless of where such conduct might occur. Harassment also occurs when there is conduct that, because of its severity and/or persistence, interferes significantly with an individual's work or education, or adversely affects an individual's living conditions.
It is the policy of the University of Arkansas to provide an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The university should be a place of work and study for students, faculty, and staff, which is free of all forms of sexual intimidation and exploitation. Therefore, it is the policy of the University of Arkansas, to prohibit sexual harassment of its students, faculty, and staff and to make every effort to eliminate sexual harassment at the university. For the complete text of the sexual harassment policy, please refer to: Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Policy
It is the responsibility of the University of Arkansas' Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance (OEOC) to investigate and resolve all allegations of discrimination on the basis of race, age, gender, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, marital or parental status, genetic information, gender identity and sexual orientation. To report allegations of discrimination, please complete the following: Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Form.
The University commits itself to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to a program of affirmative action not solely because of legal requirements, but because it believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. Further information about the university's affirmative action programs and about state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination is available in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance.
The University of Arkansas complies with all civil rights provisions of federal statutes and related authorities that prohibit discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
Free language assistance (oral or written) is available for LEP individuals to the extent required to provide meaningful access to programs and services.
This notice is available from the ADA/504/Title IX Coordinator in large print, on audiotape and in Braille.
Toya Williams, SHRM-CP
Associate Director/Compliance Officer