Discrimination and Harassment Policy

The University of Houston is committed to maintaining and strengthening an educational, working and living environment where students, faculty, staff and visitors are free from discrimination and harassment of any kind. Discrimination and harassment is antithetical to the standards and ideals of the University. The University will take appropriate action in an effort to eliminate discrimination and harassment from happening, prevent its recurrence and address its effects.

The Discrimination and Harassment Policy defines and describes prohibited discrimination and harassment and establishes a mechanism for processing complaints of unlawful discrimination and harassment against University faculty, staff, students and visitors. This Policy does not address allegations of sexual misconduct, which includes sexual harassment. (Please see the University's Sexual Misconduct Policy that defines and describes prohibited sexual misconduct and establishes a mechanism for processing complaints of sexual misconduct.) Nothing in this policy shall be construed to limit the rights of University students or employees to seek remedies available to them outside of the University's internal processes.

All members of the University community are expected to adhere to this Policy, to cooperate with the procedures for responding to complaints of unlawful discrimination and harassment and to report conduct or behavior that they believe to be in violation of this Policy to the University's Office of Equal Opportunity Services. The University will take seriously allegations of unlawful discrimination and harassment by conducting an investigation, and the University will work to ensure that all persons are given appropriate support and fair treatment.

A copy of the University of Houston Discrimination and Harassment Policy may be obtained in the Office of Equal Opportunity Services, 153 Student Services Center 2, and is available by clicking on the following link http://www.uh.edu/af/universityservices/policies/sam/1GenAdmin/1D7.pdf