University of Illinois Nondiscrimination Statement

The commitment of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (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 merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms. This policy is designed to promote a safe and healthy learning and work environment and to comply with multiple laws that prohibit discrimination, including: Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Act, the Vietnam-Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and the Illinois Human Rights Act. This policy and the associated procedures are established to provide a means to address complaints of discrimination or harassment based on the protected categories described herein.

It is the policy of the University not to engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, disability, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, order of protection status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, arrest record status, unfavorable discharge from the military, or status as a protected veteran and to comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations.

To review the Nondiscrimination policy in its entirety, please click here. To submit a discrimination or harassment claim, please click here. To submit a claim using the accessible form, please click here.

To review the Sexual Misconduct policy, please click here. To submit a Sexual Misconduct (e.g., sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking) Report, click here. To submit a sexual misconduct report using the accessible form, please click here.

To review the procedures that govern complaints filed under the Nondiscrimination and Non-Title IX Sexual Misconduct Complaints, please click here. To review the procedures that govern complaints of Title IX Sexual Misconduct, please click here.

You can view training materials used to train OAE personnel and the Grievance Process Pool below:

  • Dan Schorr, LLC. - Conducting Title IX Hearings After The Cardona Decision
  • University of Wisconsin - Providing Inclusive Environments for LGBTQ+ Employees
  • EEOC - Protecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Workplace Rights
  • Husch Blackwell - Title IX and Sexual Harassment Response
  • Husch Blackwell - Appeal Panel Training
  • ATIXA - Civil Rights Investigator Level One Training & Certification Course
  • Husch Blackwell - Advisor Training
  • Dan Schorr, LLC. - Considerations for Building a Title IX Advisor Pool
  • Husch Blackwell - The New Frontier of College Athlete Name, Image and Likeness
  • Husch Blackwell - Navigating the Marketplace of Ideas
  • Husch Blackwell - Hospitals, Medical Centers, Student Health and the Clery Act
  • NABITA - Supporting Trans and Non Binary Students
  • EEOC - Protecting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Workplace Rights
  • EEOC - Title VII: Implications of Bostock