Title VII

  • Discrimination: Action that serves to deny, deprive, or limit the educational, employment, residential, and/or social access, benefits, and/or opportunities of any member of the University community, guest or visitor on the basis of that person’s actual or perceived membership in a protected class.
  • Harassment: Unwelcome conduct by any member or group of the community on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a protected class.
  • Biased-related Harassment: Harassment on the basis of actual or perceived membership in a protected class, by any member or group of the campus community, which reasonably interferes with an individual’s work or academic environment.
  • Title IX Sexual Harassment: Sexual harassment as defined by federal Title IX Regulations including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking as defined by applicable federal law or regulations.

Students, staff, and faculty at UNI are protected from discrimination and harassment based on age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any grievance process on campus, with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or other human rights agencies. The University also prohibits any act of retaliation.

Please see Policy 13.02 for further explanation. 

Discrimination & Harassment Resource Guide (PDF)