The University of Michigan Faculty Handbook
2.B University Policies and Statements
The University has a number of policies that relate to promoting diversity and preventing discrimination. Through University policies, as well as applicable state and federal laws, the University provides a supportive and inclusive environment in which members of this community can pursue their educational and professional objectives.
Bylaw 14.06 (revised April 2009).
Senate Assembly, representing the faculty of the University, adopted the following Statement on Diversity and Inclusivity in April of 2013:
Get the remainder of this statement from SACUA’s website at http://www.sacua.umich.edu/cuv/cuv-index.html.
It is the policy of the University to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination and harassment for all students, faculty, and staff. Discrimination and harassment are contrary to the standards of the University community. They diminish individual dignity and impede educational opportunities, equal access to freedom of academic inquiry, and equal employment. Discrimination and harassment are barriers to fulfilling the University’s scholarly, research, educational, patient care, and service mission.
Discrimination and harassment based on race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or veteran status will not be tolerated at the University of Michigan See SPG 201.89-1.
It is the policy of the University that educational and employment decisions should be based on an individual’s abilities and qualifications and should not be based on irrelevant factors or personal characteristics that have no connection with academic abilities or job performance. An individual’s sexual orientation is among the factors which should be irrelevant to educational and employment decisions. See SPG 601.06.
The University is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Towards that goal, it has a policy that sets forth the action to be taken by the University and its employees concerning employment opportunities for qualified individuals with disabilities and provides for implementation and self-policing. See SPG 201.84.
The University of Michigan as a public institution does not observe religious holidays. However, it is the University’s policy that every reasonable effort should be made to help faculty and students avoid negative academic consequences when academic requirements conflict with their religious obligations. The official University policy, which is available on the Office of the Provost website at <www.provost.umich.edu/calendar>, states:
It is the policy of the University to maintain an academic and work environment free of sexual harassment for students, faculty, and staff. Sexual harassment is contrary to the standards of the University community. It diminishes individual dignity and impedes equal employment and educational opportunities and equal access to freedom of academic inquiry. Sexual harassment is a barrier to fulfilling the University’s scholarly, research, educational, patient care, and service missions. It will not be tolerated at the University of Michigan. See SPG 201.89-0 and Chapter 11 “Sexual Harassment.”
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