Human Rights Policy

As an institution dedicated to the improvement of the human condition collectively and individually through higher education, the University of Illinois at Springfield is fully committed to human rights in all
of their various forms. This policy of human rights is adopted in pursuit of the realization of this commitment.

It is the policy of the university to maintain an educational and work environment in which each member of the community may enjoy his or her rights as a human being free of discrimination or harassment. It is the policy of the university to provide equal opportunity and to promote affirmative action.

The chancellor of the university is responsible for ensuring the implementation of these nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action policies and programs. The university community is responsible for developing and maintaining attitudes, values, and actions that lead to community understanding of the value and importance of these policies and their effective implementation.

This document sets forth the university’s basic commitment to the right of the members of its community to nondiscrimination, to equal opportunity, and to affirmative action.