Equal Opportunity Policies
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 Anti-Discrimination Policy (find link to full policy at bottom of this page):
- Defines discrimination and harassment;
- Includes descriptions of protected classes of persons;
- Provides options for services to address concerns; and
- Establishes a mechanism to process complaints against students, employees and visitors.
Discrimination and Harassment Formal Complaint Questionnaire
Have you experienced any form of discrimination and harassment? To report a concern, ask questions about policies, access services and more, contact the Equal Opportunity Office. To have your complaint formally investigated, complete the Formal Complaint Questionnaire and submit to the Equal Opportunity Office in person, by email or regular mail.Rebecca LakeSenior Director for Equal AccessTitle IX and Equal Opportunity CoordinatorUniversity West 1163007 N. Ben Wilson St.Victoria, TX 77901(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. Please note the FAQ link will open to a new window.
Faculty or staff who receive requests from pregnant or parenting students are encouraged to contact the Equal Opportunity Coordinator for consultaiton.
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 ServicesLaura SmithDirector of Human ResourcesUniversity North Suite 110
Student Disability ServicesCheryl WorleyManager Disability Services and At-Risk Programs for StudentsUniversity Commons, 2108A (361)570-4287
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.
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 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.
University of Houston System Electronic and Information Resources Accessibility Policy (or see Electronic and Information Resources Accessibility Policy HTML version).