Equal Opportunity

“No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, or handicap be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity conducted by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia [USG] or any of its several institutions now in existence or hereafter established. Incidents of harassment and discrimination will be met with appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the USG.”
USG Board of Regents Policy 8.2.1 – Equal Employment Opportunity

“The Board of Regents stipulates that no [University System of Georgia] student, on the ground of race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age or handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity conducted by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia or any of its several institutions now in existence or hereafter established.”
USG Board of Regents Policy 4.1.2 – Non-Discrimination

The University of Georgia is an international employer and educational institution whose diversity strengthens its educational, research and public service programs.  The University also receives contracts and grants from state and federal agencies which stipulate that a recipient must provide equal opportunity to its faculty, students and staff.  Consistent with federal and state law and Board of Regents and University policy, the University of Georgia is committed to the concepts of equal opportunity.  The University is further committed to maintaining a fair and respectful environment for living, work and study, while also safeguarding the constitutional rights of free speech and academic freedom. 

The University of Georgia’s Equal Opportunity Office is responsible for implementing and enforcing these principles, which are codified in the University’s Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy (NDAH Policy).

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Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action