The University of Texas at Austin is a Tier 1 Research Institution in receipt of federal grants and contracts thereby making UT Austin a federal contractor. The University is required to develop Affirmative Action Plan(s) (AAP) under Executive Order 11246 as amended, which prohibits discrimination by federal contractors with respect to women and minorities. The purpose is to provide all applicants and employees an equal opportunity and to further maintain a bias-free work environment. Additionally UT is required as a federal contractor to have a Rehabilitation Act and Vietnam Era Veterans Affirmative Action Program.
The University of Texas at Austin is an equal employment opportunity employer. The University does not discriminate or tolerate harassment on any basis prohibited by applicable federal and/or state law including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, or Vietnam era or special disabled veteran status in recruitment, employment, promotion, compensation, benefits, or training. It has been a long held policy for the University to maintain a work environment free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Texas at Austin fosters an environment of open communication and is committed to protecting individuals from retaliation who participate or engage in protected activities. Read more.