Diversity Policies & Statements
Learn more about the many policies and statements that focus on diversity, equity, and affirmative action issues.
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.
Continuing Professional Development
All benefit-eligible employees shall be provided at least 16 hours of paid release time annually to pursue professional development opportunities. Release time shall be prorated for those with less than full-time appointments. Employees must receive approval from their supervisors before using release time for professional development.
Delaying Tenure Clock
Individuals holding a tenure-eligible appointment may request a one-year "parental delay" of the tenure clock such that the third-year and tenure-status reviews will take place one year later than would have occurred without such a delay.
Equal Opportunity Policy
It is the policy of The University of Arizona 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 University 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.
Reaffirmation of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement
Affirmative action, by federal law, requires that additional efforts be made to increase employment opportunities for women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and persons with disabilities. The University of Arizona is committed to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action.
Statement on Proposition 107 by President Robert N. Shelton Message from former President Robert N. Shelton: "Proposition 107 is now the law in Arizona. I watched the result of a similar measure in California, and a mistake that was made there was in not communicating about the options for access that still existed at the university within the new legal structure. We will not make that mistake and will communicate broadly on the options that exist to be a part of the UA community. Proposition 107 will not limit access to our University. At the University of Arizona, we are committed to be open and welcoming to all."
Statement on Restroom Access
The University of Arizona strives to create and sustain a campus environment that supports and values all members of our community, including visitors. One aspect of creating a comfortable environment is providing safe, accessible, and convenient restroom facilities.
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.