The University of Houston is fully committed to the principle of providing equality of treatment and opportunity to all persons in an environment that appreciates and respects the diversity of the community it serves. It is University policy to prohibit discrimination in employment and educational services based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status except where such a distinction is allowed by law, and to promote the full realization of equal opportunity through an affirmative action program. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. The University of Houston is pledged to support recruitment, admissions, and retention of underrepresented minority students as well as recruitment, hiring, and promotion of employees of underutilized protected classes.
It is the responsibility of all persons making University employment and educational decisions to follow this policy. The University is committed to providing the training and resources necessary to facilitate implementation of the policy. The Department of Human Resources is responsible for reviewing personnel actions in order to monitor conformance with the university's policies and objectives. Personnel actions include, but are not limited to: recruitment, interviews, selections, promotions, demotions, transfer, reductions in force, returns from reductions in force, disciplinary actions, terminations, compensation, benefits, parental leaves, tuition assistance, and University-sponsored training and education.
The University of Houston's official statement of Nondiscrimination is found in the introduction of this Student Handbook. Inquiries and/or complaints regarding the University's affirmative action and equal opportunity policies may be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity Services at 713-743-8835.