Federal Laws and Executive Orders

The Following apply to the operation of all units of the university: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin by educational programs receiving federal funds.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, prohibits discrimination in employment (including hiring, upgrading, salaries, fringe benefits, training, and other conditions of employment) on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.

The Civil Rights Act of 1991 amends the provisions of the ADEA, and the ADA, bringing together prohibition of discrimination on the basis of age for persons over 40 and disability.

Executive Order 11246, as amended by Executive Orders 11375 and 12086, prohibits discrimination in employment by federal contractors on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex.

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 prohibits discrimination in salaries on the basis of sex. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Higher Education Act) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex against students or others in education programs or activities.

Title VII (Section 799A) and Title VIII (Section 845) of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Comprehensive Health Manpower Training Act, and the Nurse Training Amendment Act of 1971, prohibit discrimination based on sex in admission of students to federally assisted health personnel training programs and in employment practices in these programs.

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act covers people over the age of 40 and forbids discrimination on the basis of age unless age is a bona fide occupational qualification.

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination in employment of qualified individuals with disabilities. The same act prohibits discrimination against students with disabilities.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, also prohibits discrimination against students, employees, and the general public on the basis of disabilities.

The Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, prohibits discrimination against qualified disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. If you are a Vietnam-era veteran, a disabled veteran, or if you have a disability that requires accommodation, please notify the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance and/or the Center for Educational Access regarding your status.