Rule 10701: Policy Against Discrimination

1.  Title

Policy Against Discrimination

2.  Rule and Regulation

Sec. 1  To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under, any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas System or any of the institutions, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability.

3.  Definitions

None

4.  Relevant Federal and State Statutes 

The United States Constitution, 14th Amendment
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex 
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. §794, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 104, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability 
The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, 38 U.S.C. §4331 et seq., and its implementing regulation at 20 CFR Part 1002, which prohibit discrimination based on veteran status 
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. §2000d et seq. and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 100, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin. 
The Age Discrimination Act of 1975, 42 U.S.C. §6101 et seq., and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 110, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of age 
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U.S.C. §12132, and its implementing regulation at 28 C.F.R. Part 35, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability 

5.  Relevant System Policies, Procedures, and Forms 

Regents' Rules and Regulations, Rule 30107 – Veteran’s Employment Preferences 
The University of Texas Systemwide Policy UTS 105, Sexual Orientation Nondiscrimination Policy 

6.  Who Should Know 

Administrators 
Faculty 
Staff 
Students 

7.  System Administration Office(s) Responsible for Rule 

Office of the Board of Regents 

8.  Dates Approved or Amended

Editorially amended Number 4 on July 10, 2008, August 19, 2008, and
     August 25, 2008 
Editorially amended Numbers 4 and 5 on February 15, 2008 
December 10, 2004 

9.  Contact Information 

Questions or comments regarding this Rule should be directed to: 
•  bor@utsystem.edu