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Discrimination and Harassment

Office of General Counsel

Discrimination and Harassment  


What is the University’s policy regarding discrimination?

The University is committed to equal opportunity for all persons in all facets of the University’s operations and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University will provide all applicants for admissions, employment and all University employees with equal opportunity without regard to race, gender, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, creed, ancestry, political belief, any other applicable protected category, or participation in any protected activity.  The University ensures non-discriminatory practices in all matters relating to its education programs and activities and extends the same non-discriminatory practices to recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, demotions, transfers, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

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What is the University’s policy regarding sexual misconduct?

The University is committed to maintaining a respectful, safe, and non-threatening environment for its faculty, staff, students, contractors, and visitors, and will address and resolve all complaints of sexual misconduct.  Pursuant to UW Regulation 1-5 (Civil Rights Discrimination) and UW Regulation 1-256 (Policies and Procedures Governing Sexual Misconduct), sexual misconduct is expressly prohibited and will not be tolerated.  Sexual misconduct incorporates a range of behaviors including dating violence, domestic violence, hostile environment sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, stalking and any other conduct of a sexual nature that is nonconsensual. 

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What if I believe that I (or someone I know) have been discriminated against or sexually harassed by another member of the University community?

The University has specific policies and procedures in place to address complaints of discrimination, including complaints of sexual misconduct.   Discriminatory acts can also be the subject of complaints to the Department of Education (Office for Civil Rights), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Wyoming Fair Employment Program, or the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.

Complaints against students are handled in accordance with procedures set forth in the Student Code of Conduct.    Complaints against employees should be brought to the University’s Office of Diversity and Employment Practices

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Office of General Counsel

Tara Evans, General Counsel

Old Main 204

1000 E. University Ave.

Dept. 3434

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-4997

Fax: 307-766-2993

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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