University policies and state and federal laws prohibit discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, criminal conviction, domestic violence victim status, veteran status and/or military status in employment or the administration of its policies, programs, or activities. This includes the all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment and access for students, faculty, and staff. UAlbany’s nondiscrimination policy affects all employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, benefits, compensation, training, educational opportunities, and terminations. Educational programs and activities covered include, but are not limited to, admission, recruitment, financial aid, treatment and services, counseling and guidance, classroom assignments, grading, vocational education, recreation, physical education, athletics, housing, sanctions, discipline and employment, as well as any other activity, opportunity or program. Also, no one shall be subject to retaliation for initiating or participating in a complaint process.