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Preventing and Addressing Discrimination and Harassment and Preventing and Addressing Retaliation Policies

In order to provide a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living, and working environment, the University prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or family medical or genetic information in the University academic, living, or employment environment, and University programs or activities. To review the University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity, please see

Discrimination and harassment are defined in the University’s Preventing and Addressing Discrimination and Harassment policy (PADH Policy), which is available at Through its Preventing and Addressing Retaliation policy (PAR Policy), the University also prohibits retaliation against any individuals who complain of discrimination and/or harassment prohibited by the PADH Policy or who participate in an investigation of such complaints. The PAR Policy is available at

The Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR) is responsible for enforcing the PADH and PAR Policies on behalf of the University. Under the Preventing and Addressing Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Complaint Procedures (PADHR Procedures), faculty, staff, students, student and employee applicants, and certain third-parties may report and seek resolution of complaints of prohibited discriminatory, harassing, or retaliatory conduct. Please visit EOCR’s website for more information about the PADHR Procedures at

Students may contact EOCR at 434.924.3200 or for more information about these Policies, options for resolution under the PADHR Procedures, and other University resources.