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Equal Opportunity Rights and Resources

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), except where such a distinction is required by law.  Additionally, UHV prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment and educational programs on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  

Sexual Misconduct Policy

The University of Houston-Victoria strives to maintain and strengthen an educational, working, and living environment where students, faculty, staff and visitors are free from any kind of sex discrimination. The University of Houston System Sexual Misconduct Policy helps us manage the non-criminal reporting, processing, investigation, and resolution of complaints of sexual misconduct against students, employees, and visitors.

Sexual Misconduct Formal Complaint Questionnaire

Have you experienced any form of sexual misconduct while a student, employee or visitor to campus?  If so, contact the Title IX Coordinator and/or complete the Formal Complaint Questionnaire to have your complaint formally investigated.  The Title IX Coordinator will address any concerns that you may have.

Salutations (Student Sexual Misconduct Online Training)

All new students (undergraduate and graduate) must complete Salutations online training.  The training provides information on the UH System Sexual Misconduct Policy, procedures, and resources. Salutations informs students of their rights, responsibilities, options and resources when dealing with sexual assault and other forms of sexual misconduct.  New students will receive an email with further instructions for completing this training. To access the training, visit the Training Access Portal.

We encourage student groups to get involved and work with us to stop, prevent, and remedy any sex discrimination on campus.

Contact the Title IX Office to find out how you can help.

Discrimination and Harassment 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 University of Houston System Discrimination and Harassment Policy defines and describes discrimination and harassment and establishes a mechanism for processing complaints against students, employees, and visitors.

Discrimination and Harassment Formal Complaint Questionnaire

Have you experienced any form of discrimination and harassment? To have your complaint formally investigated, complete the Formal Complaint Questionnaire.  The Equal Opportunity Coordinator will address any concerns that you may have.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Accommodations

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.

Employee Disability Services

Laura Smith, Director of Human Resources

University West 117

361-570-4800

Student Disability Services

Cheryl Worley, Manager Disability Services and At-Risk Programs for Students

University North 214H

361-570-4287

Technology Accessibilty

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 members to access resources in their academic and career pursuits.

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 discriminatory-free environment at UHV.  We provide multiple training opportunities both online through our mandatory training program as well as face-to-face training to various university groups.

Schedule additional training for your group by calling your Title IX Coordinator at 361-570-4835.


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), except where such a distinction is required by law.  Additionally, UHV prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment and educational programs on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  

Any person with inquiries and/or complaints regarding unlawful harassment, discrimination or Title IX (sexual misconduct) may direct questions to Rebecca Lake, Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator (University West 116, 361-570-4835) or to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (800-421-3481).  

Students with disabilities needing assistance may contact Cheryl Worley, Manager of Disability Services (University North 214H, 361-570-4287).

Employees with disabilities needing assistance may contact Laura Smith, Director of Human Resources (University West 117, 361-570-4800).

Dissemination Procedure

This Statement may be disseminated through the following:

UHV Website
Student Handbook
UHV Catalog
University Viewbook
New Employee Orientation
Faculty Manual

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)