Equal Opportunity Policies
(fill out an online form or contact the Equal Opportunity Coordinator)
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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, or any other legally protected status." The Policy includes protected classes for sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
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 and employees.
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.Rebecca LakeSenior Director for Equal AccessTitle IX and Equal Opportunity CoordinatorUniversity of Houston-Victoria3007 N. Ben Wilson St.University West, Room 116Victoria, TX 77901(361) 570-4835 email@example.com
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.
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 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 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.
University of Houston System Electronic and Information Resources Accessibility Policy (or see Electronic and Information Resources Accessibility Policy HTML version).