Notice of non-discrimination


This public "NOTICE of NON-DISCRIMINATION" is required by several federal laws and regulations including those implementing Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 and the Age Discrimination Act. This notice serves to inform all members of the University of Alaska Fairbanks University faculty, staff, student body and guests, that UAF prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy or parenthood or genetic code.

Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities by employers with 15 or more employees. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Office for Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education) are the agencies assigned to enforce Title I of the ADA.

Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits disability discrimination by public entities, including public colleges and universities whether or not they receive Federal financial assistance. The Office for Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education), is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing Title II of the ADA.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin in any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination. Programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the United States Department of Education are covered by Title VI. The Office for Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education), is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing Title VI.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals against unlawful employment practices based on their race, color, sex, and national origin. The Civil Rights Act of 1991 significantly extended plaintiffs' rights under Title VII. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing Title VII.

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 amended Title VII to make it illegal to discriminate against a woman because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. The law also makes it illegal to retaliate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing Title VII.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities and extends to employment and admission to institutions that receive Federal financial assistance. The Office for Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education), is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing Title IX.

Age Discrimination Act of 1975 protects people from discrimination based on age in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing ADA of 1975.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing the ADEA.

Civil Rights Act of 1991 provides monetary damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing the CRA of 1991.

Equal Pay Act of 1963 protects men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment from sex-based wage discrimination. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing the EPA.

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that the party contracting with the United States shall take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (U.S. Department of Labor) is the agency charged with enforcing the EO 11246 and ensuring that federal contractors are in compliance.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 protects people from discrimination in admission, employment, treatment or access based on disability in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance. The Office for Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education), is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing Title 504.

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) makes it illegal to discriminate against employees or applicants because of genetic information. Genetic information includes information about an individual's genetic tests and the genetic tests of an individual's family members, as well as information about any disease, disorder or condition of an individual's family members (i.e. an individual's family medical history). The law also makes it illegal to retaliate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is the law enforcement agency charged with enforcing Title VII.

Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974 requires the party contracting with the United States shall take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era and any other veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (U.S. Department of Labor) is the agency charged with enforcing the EO 11246 and ensuring that federal contractors are in compliance.

Executive Order 11246 requires certain government contractors to engage in affirmative action and to not discriminate based on race, sex, or national origin. The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (U.S. Department of Labor) is the agency charged with enforcing the EO 11246 and ensuring that federal contractors are in compliance.

Alaska State Code Section 18.80.200 prohibits discrimination in employment, in credit and financing practices, in places of public accommodation, in the sale, lease, or rental of real property because of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy or parenthood.

Alaska State Code Section 18.80.220, makes it unlawful for an employer to refuse employment to a person, or to bar a person from employment, or to discriminate against a person in compensation or in a term, condition, or privilege of employment because of the person's race, religion, color, or national origin, or because of the person's age, physical or mental disability, sex, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, or parenthood when the reasonable demands of the position do not require distinction on the basis of age, physical or mental disability, sex, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, or parenthood.

Alaska State Code Section 14.18.010, recognizing the benefit to the state and nation of equal educational opportunities for all students, and equal employment opportunity for public education employees, discrimination on the basis of sex against an employee or a student in public education in Alaska and discrimination against an employee on the basis of race violate art. I, Sec. 3 of the Alaska Constitution and are prohibited. A person in the state may not on the basis of sex be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal or state financial assistance.

Regents’ Policy P01.02.020 (Revised September 2015) It is the policy of the board in accordance with federal and state law, illegal discrimination against any individual because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, pregnancy or parenthood is prohibited. Decision affecting individuals shall be based on the individual’s qualifications, abilities and performance, as appropriate. Further, the Board affirms its commitment to respond appropriately to sexual harassment and sexual violence, in accordance with applicable law as amended from time to time, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in employment), Alaska Statute 18.80, and due process of law.

Regents’ Policy P04.02.010 Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action: Statement of Intent. The board recognizes that discrimination in employment practices has in the past foreclosed economic opportunity to a substantial number of persons in the United States. The board is committed to oppose illegal employment discrimination and to prohibit it within the university. In addition to prohibiting illegal employment discrimination, as a part of its commitment to equal employment opportunity, the board is committed through an affirmative action program, to recruit, employ and promote qualified “protected class” persons who have been historically under-represented in the workforce.

University Regulation R04.02.010 Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action: Statement of Intent. The University of Alaska affirms its commitment to principles of nondiscrimination in the hiring and employment of all persons of legal employment status regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, political affiliation or belief, marital status, changes in marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, status as a protected veteran, or other legally protected status.

Regents’ Policy P09.02.020 Student Code of Conduct, The university may initiate disciplinary action and impose sanctions on any student or student organization found responsible for committing, attempting to commit, or intentionally assisting in the commission of harassment and discrimination.

University Regulation R09.02.020 Student Code of Conduct, Disciplinary action may be initiated by the university and disciplinary sanctions imposed against any student or student organization found responsible for committing, attempting to commit, or intentionally assisting in the commission of any of the categories of conduct prohibited by the Code including discrimination, harassment, and gender based or sexual misconduct.

Federal citations:

The regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, the Age Discrimination Act, and Title VII contain requirements for recipients to issue notices of nondiscrimination. (See 34 C.F.R. Sections 100.6(d), 106.9, 104.8, 110.25, 41 C.F.R. Sections 60-1.42(a), respectively.) The Title II regulation also contains a notice requirement that applies to all units of government, whether or not they receive federal aid. (See 28 C.F.R. Section 35.106.)

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity
Nordic House
739 Columbia Circle
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775
Phone: 907-474-7496
Web: http://uaf.edu/oeo/
Email: uaf-deo@alaska.edu

For employment or educational discrimination, students, parents, employees and applicants for employment may file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act.

Office for Civil Rights, Seattle Office
U.S. Department of Education
915 Second Ave., Room 3310
Seattle, WA 98174-1099
Telephone: 206-607-1600
TDD: 206-607-1647
Fax: 206-607-1601
Email: OCR.Seattle@ed.gov
Web: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html

For employment discrimination, employees and applicants for employment may file a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission at the below addresses within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
350 The Embarcadero
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105-1260
Telephone: 800-669-4000
Web: http://www.eeoc.gov/employees/charge.cfm

For educational discrimination, individuals may file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Justice

U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Educational Opportunities Section, PHB
Washington, D.C. 20530
Telephone: (202) 514-4092 or 1-877-292-3804 (toll-free)
Fax: 202-514-8337
Email: education@usdoj.gov
Web: http://www.justice.gov/crt/how-file-complaint#three

For employment or educational discrimination, you may file a complaint with the State of Alaska:

Alaska State Human Rights Commission
800 A Street, Suite 204
Anchorage, AK 99501-3669
Anchorage Area: 907-274-4692
Anchorage Area TTY/TDD: 907-276-3177
Toll-Free Complaint Hot Line (in-state only): 800-478-3177
TTY/TDD Toll-Free Complaint Hot Line (in-state only): 800-478-3177
Web: www.humanrights.alaska.gov

For discrimination related to a Department of Labor funded grant, individuals may file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Labor within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act.

U.S. Department of Labor
Civil Rights Center
200 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room N-4123
Washington, DC 20210
Faxed to (202) 693-6505
Email: CRCExternalComplaints@dol.gov
Web: http://www.dol.gov/oasam/programs/crc/index.htm

For discrimination related to a National Science Foundation funded grant, individuals may file a complaint with the National Science Foundation within 180 calendar days of the alleged discriminatory act.

National Science Foundation
Complaints Adjudication and Compliance Manager
Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI)
Email: tsisley@nsf.gov
Phone: (703) 292-2104
Web: http://www.nsf.gov/od/odi/

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