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, 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.

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What is Workplace Discrimination?

University policies and state and federal laws strictly prohibit discrimination and harassment in employment or the administration of its policies, programs, or activities on the basis of:

  • Race

  • Color

  • Age

  • Disability

  • National and/or ethnic origin

  • Sex (including 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 convictions record (unless certain requirements are met)

  • Prior arrests or criminal accusations

  • Youth adjudications

  • Sealed records

  • Any other group or activity protected by law

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.


How to Report Workplace Discrimination

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.

If you have witnessed or experienced discrimination by a UAlbany employee, please file a complaint. 

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Office of Equity & Compliance at 518-442-3800 or [email protected].

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.