B. Right to Freedom from Discrimination and Harassment
- Students have the right to study, work, and interact in an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment in violation of law or university policy. University policy forbids discrimination on the basis of any protected class, including age, color, disability, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. (See, UA-01, Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action and UA-03, Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct).
- Students who believe they have experienced discrimination or harassment have the right to obtain information concerning the university’s applicable policies and procedures from the Office of Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, or office for student affairs on their campus; to file a complaint; and to have the complaint fairly investigated pursuant to UA-03, Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct.
- The sexual misconduct portion of UA-03, Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct, provides procedures for handling complaints concerning all forms of sexual misconduct including sexual harassment and sex/gender-based discrimination.