Upper Iowa University is committed to providing a program of nondiscrimination and affirmative action.
The goal is to provide a nondiscriminatory work environment, a nondiscriminatory living and learning environment and a nondiscriminatory environment for visitors to the campus. Upper Iowa University herein recommits itself to comply with all federal and state laws, regulations, and orders, which pertain to nondiscrimination and affirmative action.
All administrators and personnel providing input into administrative decisions are directed to ensure that all decisions relative to employment, conditions of employment, and access to programs and services will be made without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. Vietnam Era Veteran. Exceptions to this directive may be made in matters involving bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity, actions designed to eliminate workforce underutilization, and/or where this policy conflicts with federal and state laws, rules, regulations, or orders.
Upper Iowa University does not and will not tolerate unlawful discrimination. Upper Iowa will recruit, hire, train and promote persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or sexual orientation. Upper Iowa University will base employment decisions so as to further the principle of equal employment opportunity and diversity.
No otherwise qualified person will be denied access to, or participation in, any program, service, activity, or the use of facilities on the basis of factors previously enumerated. Reasonable accommodation will be made to facilitate the participation of persons with disabilities in all such activities consistent with applicable federal and state laws, orders and policies.
Further, all supervisory personnel will be responsible for maintaining an environment that is free of racial or sexual abuse and harrassment. Acts by anyone that adversely affects another person’s employment, conditions of employment, academic standing, receipts of services, and/or participation in, or enjoyment of, any other activity, will be regarded as a violation of University policy and thereby subject to appropriate disciplinary action. Retaliation against persons filing complaints, for bringing the violation of this policy forward for review, or for assisting in a review, pursuant to a filed complaint or grievance is prohibited.
Questions regarding complaints and/or compliance with affirmative action or equal opportunity should be directed to: Residential University EO Officer, P.O. Box 1857, Fayette, IA 52142, 563/425-5347 or the Academic Extension EO Officer, P.O. Box 1857, Fayette, IA 52142, 563/425-5394.