Discrimination and Harassment

Discrimination & Harassment

Utah Valley University provides equal employment opportunities and prohibits any form of (a) discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran/military status, pregnancy-related condition, genetic information, or otherwise, as provided by state or federal law; (b) harassment, including sexual harassment, toward any individual or group; or (c) retaliation (UVU Policy #165). These demographic traits are commonly referred to as protected classes. Prohibited discrimination occurs when you are subjected to an adverse employment action based upon one or more of the protected classes above.

At times, employees may perceive that their individual rights have been violated with respect to policies, or that they have been treated unfairly or in a prejudicial manner. It is the intent of the University to provide such persons with the opportunity to resolve their concerns both quickly and fairly and with a minimum of disruption to the operation of the institution. If you feel you are experiencing harassing conduct or discrimination, the most important thing you can do is to get help.  Please contact the Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action for more information regarding your rights.

Wherever possible, it is the intent of the institution that such concerns be resolved on an informal basis and solely between the parties directly concerned. 

President Holland's Commitment to Inclusion and a safe campus.

If you feel you have been discriminated against or harassed, please refer to the following information to help resolve your concerns: