The commitment of the University of Illinois to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms.
The University of Illinois will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a protected veteran and will comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, access to and treatment in the University programs and activities.
University complaint and grievance procedures provide employees and students with the means for the resolution of complaints that allege a violation of this Statement.
In addition to affirmative action, UIS has implemented a number of policies, including those relating to religious observances, sexual harassment, use of drugs and alcohol, human rights, and possession of weapons. An overview of all these policies, as well as the Campus Safety Policy and campus crime statistics, is available at www.uis.edu/humanresources/policy/policy.htm.
Students may also wish to review the campus Volunteer Emergency Worker Policy and Policy Regarding Call-Up of Students to Active Duty in the Military, both available at www.uis.edu/registration/leavepolicies.html.