The commitment of the University of Illinois to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms, whether or not specifically prohibited by law.

The policy of the University of Illinois is to comply fully with applicable Federal and state nondiscrimination and equal opportunity laws, orders, and regulations. The University of Illinois will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation including gender identity, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a protected veteran and will comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, access to and treatment in the University programs and activities.

Among the forms of invidious discrimination prohibited by University policy but not by law is discrimination based on sexual orientation. Complaints of invidious discrimination based solely upon policy are to be resolved within existing University procedures.

For additional information on the equal opportunity and affirmative action policies of the University, please contact on the Urbana-Champaign campus: the Assistant Chancellor and Director of Affirmative Action, Swanlund Administration Building, 601 East John Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820.