University Nondiscrimination Policy Extends Protections to Gender Expression and Gender Identity

UT Dallas is committed to equal opportunity and supports an environment on campus that is inclusive, respectful and free from discrimination and harassment. As an institution, we are committed and dedicated to all the principles outlined in the University’s Nondiscrimination policy. The University Nondiscrimination Policy UTDBP3090 was recently revised to include language that extends its nondiscrimination protections to include gender expression and gender identity in addition to the protection provided for sexual orientation. The policy also prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.

The time limits to report discrimination have changed and the 60 day time frame to file a complaint was eliminated. A request for informal resolution or filing of a written complaint should be done as soon as possible after the occurrence. Individuals are encouraged to file complaints in a timely manner, in most cases this will be thirty (30) calendar days, as delaying may limit the University’s ability to thoroughly investigate the allegations and resolve the issue.

Departmental websites and documents that contain the Nondiscrimination statement should be updated to reflect these policy changes.

The University of Texas at Dallas has a diverse population of faculty, staff and students. By drawing on diverse strengths and talents and developing a truly inclusive environment, we will increase productivity and be in the best position to succeed in today’s global community.

For questions regarding this policy, please contact Marco Mendoza in the Office of Human Resources – Institutional Equity (972.883.4412 / InstitutionalEquity@utdallas.edu).

 

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