Discrimination Complaint Procedures

Statement of Non-Discrimination

The University of Mary Washington subscribes to the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, sexual orientation, sex, or age in recruiting, admitting, and enrolling students or in hiring and promoting faculty and staff members. The University will not recognize or condone student, faculty, or staff organizations that discriminate in selecting members. Complaints of discrimination or questions should be directed to the AAEEO Officer of the University.

Scope of the Procedure

This grievance procedure is available to students and employees at the University of Mary Washington who feel discriminated against by one or more persons serving in an official capacity for the University, based on one or more of the discriminatory factors listed in the preceding paragraph. This procedure is designed specifically for resolving matters of alleged discrimination as may be applicable to Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Complaints of sexual misconduct under Title IX may be addressed by visiting the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s Title IX page, http://president.umw.edu/diversity/title-ix/.
Exclusions:
Complaints of students concerning Judicial and Honor procedures and violations, student
disputes with faculty members over grades or grading policies, and student campus
housing policies shall be referred to other established procedures for resolution. These
procedures may be found in the current Student Handbook. However, if discrimination on
the part of one or more persons serving in an official capacity of the University is part of
the allegation, these Grievance Procedures may be utilized.

Complaints of classified employees shall be addressed by the Grievance Policy & Procedure for Classified Employees. http://www.edr.state.va.us/grievance.htm.

An employee may obtain information and guidance from the Department of Employment Dispute Resolution (“EDR”) (http://www.edr.virginia.gov/gpm_one.htm) and the university’s Office of Human Resources.
Complaints of Administrative and Professional Faculty shall be addressed by the Administrative and Faculty Grievance Procedure http://adminfinance.umw.edu/hr/files/2011/08/administrative_faculty_065.pdf

Click here to view the Discrimination Complaint Procedures

UMW Discrimination Complaint Form Step One

Discrimination Complaint Form Step Two