The following federal laws and executive orders pertaining to nondiscrimination apply to the operation of all units of the University:
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin by educational programs receiving federal funds.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, prohibits discrimination in employment (including hiring, upgrading, salaries, fringe benefits, training, and other conditions of employment) on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.
Executive Order 11246, as amended by Executive Order 11375, prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex by institutions with federal contracts of more than $10,000.
Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended by Education Amendments of 1972 (Higher Education Act), prohibits discrimination in salaries on the basis of sex.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Higher Education Act) prohibits discrimination against students or others in educational programs or activities on the basis of sex.
Title VII (Section 799A) and Title VII (Section 845) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Comprehensive Health Manpower Training Act and the Nurse Training Amendment Act of 1971, prohibits discriminatory admission of students to federally assisted health personnel training programs and discriminatory employment practices in these programs based on sex.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act applies to people age 40 and over and forbids discrimination on the basis of age unless age is a bona fide occupational qualification. The University may not advertise to indicate a preference or limitation on age, discriminate in hiring on the basis of age, or deny career opportunities on the basis of age.
Title VII and Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in admitting studentsand against employees who work directly with students in health personnel training programs.
The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974 requires all institutions with federal contracts of $10,000 or more for procurement of personal property and nonpersonal services (including construction) to take affirmative action to employ and promote qualified disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. That period is defined as the time between August 5, 1964, through May 7, 1975.
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 503/504) prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in educational programs, activities, and employment when the institution receives federal funding.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires employers to verify the citizenship status of all new employees.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits discrimination against and requires accommodations for persons with disabilities in employment, public accommodations, public services, transportation, and telecommunications.
Inquiries concerning the application of any federal law or regulation may be referred to the Office of Human Relations.