Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct (including Title IX)
Weber State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, pregnancy, genetics, age (over 40), disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran, active military status and other classifications protected by law. Such an environment is a necessary part of a healthy learning and working atmosphere because such discrimination of any kind undermines the sense of human dignity and sense of belonging of all people in the environment.
Discrimination and harassment are prohibited by Titles IV, VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, as well as the Utah Anti-discrimination Act. In addition, various other constitutional provisions, statutes and common law causes of action prohibit such discriminatory conduct. It is the policy of the University to enforce these laws among its students and employees.
Weber State is committed to eliminating incidents of illegal discrimination in personnel policies and practices within the institution through affirmative efforts at education and support. When violations of this policy occur, various forms of disciplinary action, where appropriate, may be imposed within the parameters of protected speech.