Upper Iowa University Diversity Statement
Upper Iowa University is committed to promoting diversity by embracing, enhancing and celebrating diversity at all levels of the University and the surrounding communities.
Upper Iowa University defines diversity beyond race and disability, embraces one’s culture, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, religion and variety of thought.
Upper Iowa University seeks to attract and serve a diverse group of employees and students by developing and communicating a collective and inclusive understanding of diversity and its value.
Upper Iowa University recognizes that diversity is fundamental to the quality and excellence of the faculty, staff, and student body of any institution of higher learning and is an important factor in helping students with their college selection and overall educational experience.
Upper Iowa University Non-Discrimination Policy
Non-Discrimination Statement: Upper Iowa University is committed to creating and maintaining an atmosphere where all members of the community—students, faculty, staff, and visitors—are treated with respect and dignity.
It is the policy of Upper Iowa University to provide equal opportunities and equal access to facilities for all qualified persons. Discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, veteran status, or any status protected by federal, state, or local law will not be tolerated at Upper Iowa University. This policy applies to all employees and students throughout Upper Iowa University and to all individuals who may have contact with any employee of this organization. Furthermore, Upper Iowa University will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship, health, or safety concern.
If an employee or student feels he/she has been subjected to any form of discrimination or retaliation, the person should report that conduct to the Fayette Campus Equal Opportunity (EO) Officer, the Academic Extension Equal Opportunity (EO) Officer, or the Executive Director Human Resources immediately. A complaint must state specific and credible allegations to warrant an investigation. There is no time limit for bringing a complaint; however, it may be difficult to substantiate the allegations made in a complaint brought after significant time has passed. Therefore, prompt reporting of complaints is strongly encouraged.
Upper Iowa University will respond promptly to all complaints of discrimination, including retaliation and harassment. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion for students or termination for employees.
Upper Iowa University prohibits retaliation of any kind against employees and students, who, in good faith, report discrimination or assist in investigating complaints of discrimination. If an employee or student feels he/she has been subjected to any form of retaliation, they should report that conduct to the Fayette Campus EO Officer, the Academic Extension EO Officer, or the Executive Director Human Resources within three calendar days of the offense.
Persons wishing additional information about this policy, for assistance to accommodate individual needs, or for lodging of any complaints or grievances under it should contact Fayette Campus EO Officer, PO Box 1857, Fayette, IA 52142, 563/425-5347; or Academic Extension EO Officer, PO Box 1857, Fayette, IA 52142, 563/425-5394; or Executive Director Human Resources, PO Box 1857, Fayette, IA 52142, 563/425-5959.