Nondiscrimination Notice

University at Albany Statement on Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination

The University at Albany is committed to providing a learning, living, and working environment that is free from inequality and discrimination, and to fostering a nurturing and vibrant community founded upon the fundamental dignity and respect of all of its members. The University is dedicated to ensuring access, fairness, and equity for all persons engaged in its educational programs, employment, and related activities, and adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws.

The University strictly prohibits all forms of discrimination on the basis of

  • Race
  • Color
  • Age
  • Disability
  • National or ethnic origin
  • Sex (incl. sexual harassment)
  • Pregnancy
  • Religion or creed
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity, expression, or dysphoria
  • Transgender status
  • Military status
  • Familial or marital status
  • Domestic violence victim status
  • Predisposing genetic characteristics
  • Citizenship status
  • Previous conviction records
  • (unless certain requirements are met)
  • Prior arrests or criminal accusations
  • Youth adjudications
  • Sealed records
  • Any other group or activity protected by law

The University encourages all members of the University community to educate themselves about unlawful discrimination and to be vigilant in protecting the rights of our community members. Upon learning of an incident of unlawful discrimination, the University will initiate a response that is intended to stop such conduct from continuing, prevent is recurrence, and remedy its effects on the campus community. All members of the University community who believe they have witnessed or experienced harassment or discrimination are encouraged to contact the Office of Equity and Compliance, located in the Hudson Building (Building 25), Suite 117 at (518) 442-3800, or via email at OEC@albany.edu. For more information please visit the Office of Equity and Compliance webpage.

Inquiries may also be directed to

The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005-2500; Email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov; Tel. (646) 428-3800; or

The New York Division of Human Rights, Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12220; Email: info@dhr.ny.gov; Tel. (518) 474-2705