Equal Opportunity and Non-discrimination

The University at Albany would like to reaffirm its commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and non-discrimination. The University is committed to maintaining a campus environment free from all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, veteran status or any other basis made unlawful by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and all other applicable federal, state and local nondiscrimination laws, ordinances, or regulations.

Fostering a community of respect at UAlbany requires a commitment from everyone. All forms of discrimination are an insult to human dignity, impede the academic process and have an adverse effect on the lives of those who study, work and live here. UAlbany encourages all members of the University community to educate themselves about such behavior and to be vigilant in protecting the right to an environment free of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and abuse. 

To that end, University leadership is committed to providing faculty and staff the opportunity and material necessary for them to continuously engage in professional development and programming towards fostering a more inclusive campus environment. In the spirit of promoting the University’s pledge of vigilance against harassment and abuse, we encourage all University members to take full advantage of these opportunities. For more information, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. UAlbany strictly prohibits all acts of unlawful discrimination. Upon learning of an incident of unlawful discrimination, the University will initiate a response that is intended to stop such conduct from occurring, to prevent its recurrence, and to remedy the effects of the conduct on the campus community.

All members of the University community who believe they have witnessed or experienced harassment or discrimination prohibited by this statement are encouraged to direct their questions or concerns to the Office of Equity and Compliance, located in Building 25, Suite 117, at (518) 442-3800 or via email at OEC@albany.edu. We all should do our part to foster a respectful, harassment and discrimination-free work, living and learning environment.

University policy as well as New York State and Federal Law prohibit employment discrimination. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion ensures that the University is in compliance with State and Federal non-discrimination Laws and Executive Orders by receiving and investigating allegations of unlawful discrimination.