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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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.

Revisions: HOP 2-2430 Emeritus Titles

The University of Texas at Austin (“University”) recognizes faculty members’ distinguished service and distinction at the University by conferring emeritus titles effective upon retirement. These honorary titles are given in accordance with the University of Texas System’s Board of Regents Rules and Regulations, Rule 31001, and as outlined in this policy. The conferring of these titles is not automatic upon retirement.

 

Retired Policy, HOP 9-1340-PM - "Student Policy on Race Relations"

The new policy, HOP 9-1810 "Hate and Bias Incidents" covers race relations, therefore, this policy is no longer required.

New Policy HOP 3-1610, "University Identification Card"

To affirm the University’s ID card as the official visual and electronic identification for employees, students, University affiliates, and other individuals required to validate their identity and relationship with the University as well as to provide clarity on how the ID card is issued, replaced, used, and managed.