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University faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students may make a report regarding discrimination or discriminatory harassment at the following link.

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Anti-Discrimination Policy

The University of Houston-Victoria strives to maintain and strengthen an educational, working, and living environment where students, employees, and visitors are free from unlawful discrimination and harassment.

The Anti-Discrimination Policy protects community members from discrimination "on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), genetic information, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or status, gender expression, or any other legally protected status, except where such a distinction is required by law.

The University of Houston System Anti-Discrimination Policy

How to Report and Request Services

Have you experienced any form of discrimination or harassment as a student, employee or visitor to campus? If so, you may file an online report or contact the Equal Opportunity Coordinator to learn more about our policies and services. Employees can also use the form to share concerns from other parties.

Formal Complaints

Formal complaints are required when a person seeks to have an administrative investigation and possible sanction(s) or disciplinary process against a university student or employee. You can request a complaint form from the Equal Opportunity Coordinator and return it in person, by mail or email. Contact the Equal Opportunity Coordinator for more information.

Student & Employee Training and Prevention

Our goal is to ensure that faculty, staff and students understand and know their rights and responsibilities to help maintain a discrimination-free environment at UHV. We provide training opportunities both online as well as interactive, face-to-face settings. All employees must complete face-to-face training during new hire orientation in addition to online training requirements.

Schedule training for your group by calling your Equal Opportunity Coordinator at (361) 570-4835.

Pregnant or Parenting Students

The University provides additional resources and services to students who identify as pregnant or parenting to the Title IX and Equal Opportunity Office. To learn more about the rights and services available to pregnant or parenting students, please visit Pregnant and Parenting Student Frequently Asked Questions or contact the Equal Opportunity Coordinator.

Faculty or staff who receive requests from pregnant or parenting students are encouraged to contact the Equal Opportunity Coordinator for consultation.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Accommod

An ADA Coordinator oversees efforts to comply with and implement university policies regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. The ADA Coordinator can discuss options, provide support, explain University policies and procedures and provide education on relevant issues.

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Students with disabilities needing assistance may email Cheryl Worley, Manager of Disability Services or call (361) 570-4287.

Employees with disabilities needing assistance may email Shelly Frank, Director of Human Resources or call (361) 570-4800.

Technology Accessibility

UHV strives to achieve technology accessibility for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Accessible technology ensures quality interactions with online and classroom technologies, workplace applications, campus messaging and website content. UHV values and benefits from inclusion of a diverse body of students, faculty and staff members. Technology accessibility empowers these individuals to access resources in their academic and career pursuits.

To learn more, visit the Technology Accessibility page or review the UH System Electronic and Information Resources Accessibility Policy.

Non Discrimination Statement

The policy of UHV is to ensure equal opportunity in all its educational programs and activities, and all terms and conditions of employment without regard to age, race, color, disability, religion, national origin, veteran's status, genetic information, or sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or status, or gender expression, except where such distinction is required by law.

Legal References

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended in 1972, Title VI, Title VII
  • Education Amendments of 1972, Title IX (P.L. 92-318)
  • Public Law 93-162 (Section 504)
  • 45 CFR, Parts 81, 86 (Federal Register June 4, 1985, August 11, 1975)

Policy References

Office for Civil Rights

For further information on notice of non-discrimination and for the address and phone number of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights office that serves your area, call 1 (800) 421-3481 or visit the OCR contact page.