The University of Texas at Austin is committed to creating and maintaining an environment free of discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), sexual misconduct, and retaliation. The Office for Inclusion and Equity administers and helps to clarify and interpret the University's policies related to such prohibited conduct. OIE supports the establishment and maintenance of a nondiscriminatory work and educational environment. This includes, but is not limited to all policies, practices, and conditions of employment and education. Hires, promotions, transfers and terminations are made without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, citizenship status, Vietnam Era or special disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
The University’s policies prohibit discrimination against any individual on any basis prohibited by applicable law including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran status in recruitment, employment, promotion, compensation, benefits, or training. It is also the University’s policy to maintain a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Texas at Austin remains committed to seeking the best-qualified person to fill each available position and will reward employees based on their job performance. In addition, the University will insure that all personnel actions will be administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Consensual romantic relationships between supervisors and subordinate employees and faculty and students are also subject to University policies and must be reported to OIE.
It is against the University’s Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policies to discriminate, harass, or retaliate on the basis of the following: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.
University Policies Administered by the Office for Inclusion and Equity, include:
- Nondiscrimination Policy, 3-3020 in the Handbook of Operating Procedures
- Prohibition of Sexual Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct, Interpersonal Violence, and Stalking, 3-3031 in the Handbook of Operating Procedures (formerly 3-3030 and 3-3040)
- Consensual Relationships Policy, 3-3050 in the Handbook of Operating Procedures
- Disability Accommodations for Applicants and Employees Policy, 3-3010 in the Handbook of Operating Procedures
- Chapter 13: Speech, Expression and Assembly, APP. C of the Institutional Rules on Student Services and Activities, particularly Subchapter 13-200, Section 13-204 on Harassment
- Protection from Retaliation for Suspected Misconduct Reporting (Whistleblower), 3-1022 in the Handbook of Operating Procedures