Article 1, Part 1 - Student Rights

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§ 1-108 Nondiscrimination Policy

  1. The commitment of the University 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.
  2. 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 including 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. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in the University programs and activities. Complaints of invidious discrimination prohibited by University policy are to be resolved within existing University procedures.
  3. For additional information on the equal opportunity, affirmative action, and harassment policies of the University, please contact the Director of The Office of Diversity, Equity and Access (ODEA) at:

    1004 South Fourth Street,
    Champaign, IL 61820,
    (217) 333‑0885
  4. For additional information on Title XI, ADA, or 504, please contact the Title IX Coordinator at the Title IX and Disability Office at:

    703 S. Wright Street, Third Floor
    Champaign, IL 61820,
    (844) 616-7978