Required Nondiscrimination Statement

In accordance with federal law, Utah Valley University requires that all application and recruitment materials include a statement of nondiscrimination. This statement must be included in any bulletins, announcements, publications, catalogs, application forms, or other recruitment materials that are made available to participants, students, applicants, or employees.

The nondiscrimination statement that must be included in its entirety in these materials is:

Utah Valley University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, citizenship, genetic information, or other basis protected by applicable law in employment, treatment, admission, access to educational programs and activities, or other University benefits or services. The following office has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination: EOAA/Title IX  801-863-5704  800 W University Pkwy, Orem, 84058, Suite BA 203. 

This statement is not only a legal requirement, but the spirit of nondiscrimination is included in our Mission Statement, as well as in the University Code of Conduct, which states: “UVU is committed to providing an environment free from harassment and prohibited discrimination. When communicating and interacting with others, individuals are expected to:

  • Treat others with fairness, dignity, and respect
  • Promote a respectful culture that is free from harassment, intimidation, discrimination, retaliation, threat, or violence
  • Report harassing, discriminatory, threatening, or violent activities or behavior immediately
  • Communicate with honesty, civility, and respect
  • Provide equal access to programs, facilities, and employment
  • Promote conflict resolution”

For materials including financial aid statements such as loan and grant availability and how to apply, the following Title IV statement is required in addition to the nondiscrimination statement:

The information provided is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Education’s disclosure requirements for programs eligible for Title IV financial aid as programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation as required in 34 CFR 668.6(b). 

 *The text of the required statements must not be smaller than size 8 point font.