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Nondiscrimination & Accessibility Statement

The University of Utah does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or protected veteran’s status, in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services. 

The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106.  The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment.  Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both. 

Additionally, the University endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations and to ensure equal access to qualified persons with disabilities. Click here to request a reasonable accommodation.

Where discrimination is found to have occurred, the University will take reasonable steps to investigate the matter, stop the harassment, prevent its recurrence and remedy its effects.

If you or someone you know has experienced discrimination, sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, or disability discrimination, we encourage you to report it to the University's designated and authorized Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:  

Sherrie Hayashi, Director
Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)
201 South Presidents Circle, Rm.135 
Salt Lake City, UT, 84112
801-581-8365 
801-585-5746 (fax)
oeo@utah.edu
www.oeo.utah.edu
Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

 

NOTICE OF FILING OPTIONS

To file a formal complaint of discrimination, sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment or violence), or retaliation, under University of Utah Non-Discrimination Policy, contact the OEO/AA.   A formal complaint may be filed with the OEO/AA in person, by mail, or by electronic mail.

Timelines:

  • A Formal Complaint of Sex or Gender-Based Harassment within the scope of Title IX is timely if at the time of filing a Formal Complaint, the Complainant is participating in or attempting to participate in a University Program. 
  • A Formal Complaint alleging any other type of Sexual Misconduct, or other type of Discrimination is timely if filed within 180 calendar days of the last alleged discriminatory act.
  • A Formal Complaint of Retaliation is timey filed if filed within 180 days of the last alleged retaliatory act. 
  • A Formal Complaint not filed within the appropriate time period above will be dismissed as untimely filed; however, at the Director's discretion and for good cause, the complaint may be accepted as if filed within the appropriate time period.

University of Utah
Office of Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)
201 S. Presidents Circle, Room 135
Salt Lake City, UT  84112
Telephone: 801-581-8365
Fax: 801-585-5746
oeo@utah.edu
www.oeo.utah.edu
Online reports may be submitted at oeo.utah.edu

 

For specific information related to University Policy, please see:

regulations.utah.edu/general/1-012.php
regulations.utah.edu/general/1-011.php


EXTERNAL AGENCIES:  Filing a complaint with the University of Utah’s Title IX/504/ADA Coordinator (or designee) does not prevent an individual from filing a complaint with an appropriate regulatory agency. To file a complaint regarding discrimination, including sexual harassment, or retaliation with a regulatory state or federal agency, please see the agency information below.  For information about the time frames in which complaints must be filed, please contact the relevant agency.

Education: Complaints regarding: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination Act of 1975.

United States Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights– Region VIII
Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building
1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310
Denver, Colorado 80204-3582
Telephone: 303-844-5695
FAX: 303-844-4303

Online complaint portal: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html
www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html

Employment:
State Agency:  Individual complaints regarding: Utah Anti-Discrimination Act of 1965, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
 
Utah Anti-Discrimination and Labor Division (UALD)
160 East 300 South, 3rd floor
P.O. Box 146630
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6630
Telephone: 801-530-6801
www.laborcommission.utah.gov

Federal Agencies:
Complaints regarding: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended (ADEA), Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008, Sections 501 and 505 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Section 102 and 103 of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA)
 
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Phoenix District Office
3300 North Central Avenue, Suite 690
Phoenix, AZ 85012
Telephone: 1-800-669-4000
TTY:  1-800-669-6820
Fax: 602-640-5071
www.eeoc.gov
 
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
Denver District Office
1244 Speer Blvd, Suite 540
Denver, CO 80204
Phone 720-264-3200
Fax:  720-264-3211
https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/index.htm
 
Executive Order 11246 (Equal Employment and Affirmative Action)
Americans with Disability Act Amendments Act, of 2008
Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
38 USC 4212 – The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974
Uniformed Service Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA)
Online complaint portal:
www.dol.gov/elaws/vets/userra/ee_disc.asp
 
Veteran’s Employment and Training Service
140 East 300 South, Room 209
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone: 801-526-0950
jobs.utah.gov/jobseeker/veterans/employtrain.html

Housing (Residents of dorms and family student housing)
State Agency:  Complaints regarding: Utah Fair Housing Act of 1993, as amended.

Utah Anti-Discrimination and Labor Division (UALD)
160 East 300 South, 3rd floor
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6630
Telephone: 801-530-6801
www.laborcommission.utah.gov
 
Federal Agency:  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) Complaints regarding: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (Fair Housing Act), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Action of 1973, as amended, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act, and Architectural Barriers Act of 1968.
 
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)
1670 Broadway, 25th floor
Denver, Colorado 80202-4801
Telephone: (303)672-5440
Fax: (303)672-5004
Online complaint portal: https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/housing_discrimination
 
Health care, human services, and health insurance plans (Patients and Participants):  Complaints regarding: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Community Service Assurance provisions of the Hill-Burton Act
 
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Office for Civil Rights, DHHS – Region VIII
1961 Stout Street Room 08-148
Denver, CO 80294
Customer Response Center 1-800-368-1019
TDD:  1-800-537-7697
Email: Ocrmail@hhs.gov
Online complaint portal: https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/smartscreen/main.jsf
Website: www.hhs.gov/ocr

Last Updated: 9/10/20