Diversity Policies & Statements

Non-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment Policies

Americans with Disabilities Act
No qualified person will be denied access to, participation in, or the benefits of, any program or activity operated by the University because of disability.

Equal Opportunity Policy
It is the policy of the UA to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy
The UA prohibits discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, by University employees, students, contractors, or agents of the University and by anyone participating in a University sponsored activity against an individual based on a protected classification.

Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action Publication Statements
The University is required to include a statement of nondiscriminatory policy in any bulletins, announcements, publications, catalogs, application forms, or other recruitment materials that are made available to participants, students, applicants, or employees.

Proposition 107 FAQ
Proposition 107 was adopted by Arizona voters as an amendment to the Arizona Constitution. The amendment provides that the "State shall not grant preferential treatment to or discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin in the operation of public employment,  or public contracting." 

Statement on Restroom Access
In keeping with the University’s policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of gender identity, the UA allows individuals to use the restroom that corresponds to their gender identity.  In addition, the UA is committed to designating and maintaining a gender-neutral restroom in as many of its buildings as reasonably feasible.

Family-Friendly Policies

Temporary Alternative Duty Assignment
Eligible employees may request a period of up to 16 weeks during which they may receive a temporary assignment of alternative duties if affected by qualifying circumstances.

Tenure Clock Delay
Requests for a tenure clock delay based upon the birth or adoption of a faculty member child will be granted up to twice during the tenure-eligible appointment. Petitions for tenure clock delays based upon personal reasons such as serious health conditions or disability, on-going care responsibilities, professional impediments or prestigious external commitments will be considered.

Professional Development Policies

Continuing Professional Development
All benefit-eligible employees are provided at least 16 hours of paid release time annually to pursue professional development opportunities.