The AAEO Office investigates complaints by administering an equal opportunity complaint procedure including investigating allegations of prohibited discrimination and harassment brought by students, faculty, and staff.

This office also resolves, both informally and formally, complaints of discrimination based on race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, positive HIV-related blood test results, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or gender identity or expression.

Information about the procedures and policies in place for dealing with issues of discrimination and harassment at UVM are listed below. Please contact the Office of AA/EO if you have any further needs.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy Statement

The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to a program of affirmative action in order to fulfill that policy. The President of the University fully supports the University’s equal employment opportunity policy and the University’s affirmative action program.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy (PDF)

Equal Opportunity in Educational Programs and Activities and Non-Harassment

The University of Vermont and State Agricultural College is committed to a policy of equal educational opportunity. The University therefore prohibits discrimination on the basis of unlawful criteria such as race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or gender identity or expression, as those terms are defined under applicable law, in admitting students to its programs and facilities and in administering its admissions policies, educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, and other institutionally administered programs or activities made available to students at the University.

Educational Programs and Activities (PDF)

Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy

The University of Vermont is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which its members are free from all forms of harassment and discrimination, consistent with its obligations under federal and state law. The University of Vermont recognizes the long-lasting and detrimental effects of discrimination and harassment on individuals, on our entire community, and on our mission to prepare UVM students to lead productive, responsible and creative lives.

Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct (PDF)

Procedural Guidelines for Handling Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Complaints