Discrimination and Harassment

The commitment of the University of Illinois to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms.

The University of Illinois will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation including gender identity, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a protected veteran and will comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, access to and treatment in the university programs and activities.

University complaint and grievance procedures provide employees and students with the means for the resolution of complaints that allege a violation of this statement. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the Office for Access and Equity, 614 E. Daniel Street, Suite 303, (217) 333-0885, fax (217) 244-9136, TTY (217) 244-9850. For other University of Illinois information, contact University Directory Assistance at (217) 333-1000.

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Discrimination & Harassment Prevention