Discrimination/Harassment



The University of Arkansas is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from prohibited discrimination and harassment.

The University of Arkansas prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, equal pay/compensation, age (over 40), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and retaliation and any other characteristic protected characteristic under applicable federal and state laws.

  • Discrimination is defined as adverse employment action taken against you based on the above protected factors.
  • Harassment is defined as repetitive, severe or pervasive behaviors or comments that creates an intimidating or offensive environment.
  • Retaliation is a negative/adverse action taken against you because have engaged in protected activity such as verbal or written statements indicating harassment or you are a witness cooperating in an investigation.

If you would like to file a discrimination/harassment complaint, please click the following link: File a Complaint.  If you need an alternative (written) form to file a complaint, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Office at (479) 575-4019 or titlevii@uark.edu

The University of Arkansas prohibits forms of retaliation which is when an employer punishes or take any negative employment actions against an individual who has engaged in a protected activity such as filing a discrimination/harassment complaint, making a verbal statement of discrimination/ harassment, or being a witness in a discrimination/harassment complaint.

For the complete text of the non-discrimination policy, please refer to: 
Non-Discrimination Policy