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

Documents in Alternative Formats are available. For additional assistance, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance at (479) 575-4019 or oeoc@uark.edu.

The university prohibits discrimination (including discriminatory harassment) against any student, applicant for admission, employee, applicant for employment, affiliate, subcontractor, on-site contractual staff, agency employee, third party or community member, visitors to campus and others participating in campus programs or receiving campus services. The university prohibits discrimination when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.

Discriminatory actions are prohibited based on an individual’s actual, perceived, or association with the following categories, herein called “protected class”: race/color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected under applicable university policy, state or federal law, or executive order.

  • 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 create an intimidating or offensive environment.
  • Retaliation is a negative/adverse action taken against you because you have engaged in protected activity such as verbal or written statements indicating harassment or you are a witness cooperating in an investigation.

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

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