University of Houston-Victoria

Affirmative Action Policy

Section: Human Resources Index: C-3


The University of Houston Victoria is committed to the development, implementation, and maintenance of viable affirmative action plans and programs which are in compliance with applicable state and federal laws and UH System policy.


The Human Resources Department is responsible for the development, implementation and administration of comprehensive affirmative action plans for all faculty and staff employment, regardless of the source of funding.  These plans will include steps to recruit, hire, train, promote, and retain qualified personnel in all protected classes at all levels of the university.  The plan will further include documentation of the recruitment channels utilized in order to ensure that protected classes are provided equal opportunity in the application process for employment.

The Human Resources Department shall also monitor and maintain documentation on employment decisions to ensure that those decisions are based on applicant qualifications and not on subjective or otherwise unrelated data.

Affirmative Action inquiries or complaints should be directed to Laura Smith, Director Human Resources/Equal Opportunity/Title IX Coordinator (University West 117, (361) 570-4800) or to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (800-421-3481).  


  1. UH System Policy 01.D.04, Affirmative Action Policy
  2. UH System Policy 01.D.05, Equal Employment and Non-Discrimination Statement

Approved by:

Raymond V. Morgan Jr., Ph.D          04/18/16
President                                      Date

Originating department: Human Resources
Next Review Date: April, 2021 (5 years)