New Policy: HOP 9-1810, "Hate and Bias Incidents"

New Policy: HOP 9-1810, "Hate and Bias Incidents"

The University is committed to an academic and work environment free from acts of intolerance, hate, bias, or prejudice based on an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation, ideology, political views, or political affiliation.

 

The University is committed to the principles of free inquiry and expression and is dedicated to creating an environment where the expansion of knowledge and the freedom to exchange ideas is safeguarded. As such, members of the University community have the right to hold, vigorously defend, and express their ideas and opinions, and for such ideas and opinions to flourish or wither according to their merits.

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Revision to HOP 4-1290 Art in Public Spaces

Art in public spaces controlled by The University of Texas at Austin ("University") should serve to educate and enrich the lives of students, faculty, staff, alumni, the local community, and visitors.

 

Policy revisions focus on addressing the reorganization of executive leadership, language updates, and making the policy consistent with working processes and practices.

Revision to HOP 3-3010 Disability Accommodation for Applicants and Employees

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Austin (“University”) to provide equal access and opportunity to University employees and job applicants with disabilities in compliance with federal law, including the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended (ADA). The University prohibits discrimination based on disability in both the application process and during the employment relationship.

 

Revisions: HOP 4-1253 Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Special Use Facility

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (“Wildflower Center”) at The University of Texas at Austin (“University”) is designated as a special use facility as authorized by the president of the University and pursuant to The University of Texas System (“UT System”) Board of Regents' Rule 80106.

 

Policy revisions have been adopted for this policy to align with updates to Regents Rule 80106. The revised policy language became effective on July 25, 2018.