FAQs

Whom do I contact if I feel I have been discriminated against?

The  University of Arkansas is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from prohibited discrimination. Equal employment and educational opportunities are provided without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or genetic information.

If you believe that you have been treated in a negative or adverse manner because of one or more of the above, we encourage you to seek assistance. You may contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance at (479) 575-4019. 

You have the right to raise a concern of discrimination, and retaliation against you for doing so is prohibited.

What is harassment and what do I do if I feel harassed?

Generally, harassment occurs when there is unwelcome comments or conduct based on gender that creates an intimidating or offensive working, learning, or living environment and that represents substantial interference with the rights or opportunities of the victim. Whether there has been conduct that rises to the level of harassment is fact-specific and depends, in part, on the context and surrounding facts of a particular situation. While it is helpful to understand the general definition of harassment, it is even more helpful and important to get assistance if you feel harassed.

The University of Arkansas prohibits retaliation for coming forward with a concern or complaint.

The university non-discrimination policy that prohibits all forms of harassment. If you have a question or concern about harassment, there are several places you can go for help. You may contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance at (479) 575-4019. For the complete text of the sexual harassment policy, please refer to: Sexual Harassment Policy.