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Discrimination & Harassment

The university is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment.

Discrimination, including harassment, is conduct directed at a specific individual or group of individuals that subjects the individual or group to treatment that materially and adversely affects their employment or education, or their participation in or receipt of the benefits of any university program or activity because of:

  • Race (includes personal characteristics associated with race like hair texture)
  • Skin color complexion
  • Religion (includes transitional religions, sincerely held religious beliefs)
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity or expression
  • National origin (includes ethnicity and accent)
  • Age (40 and older)
  • Disability (includes record of disability and perceived disability)
  • Genetic information
  • Veteran status
  • Any other basis prohibited by law or university policy

HOOP Policy 59: Prohibition of Sexual Harassment & Sexual Misconduct
HOOP Policy 183: Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment and Equal Opportunity

Making a Complaint

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination and harassment as described herein, please call 713-500-CALL. You may also complete and submit the Discrimination/Harassment complaint form confidentially to