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Rice University General Policy No. 815


Rice University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment, and it is the policy of the University to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff and student body. Accordingly, Rice University does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status in its admissions policies, educational programs, or employment of faculty or staff.

The University takes affirmative action in employment by recruiting, hiring and advancing women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and qualified special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans (as those categories are defined by law).

The Director of Equal Employment Opportunity Programs and Affirmative Action is the University's designated EEO Officer and Title IX Coordinator, and inquiries concerning the University's policies and compliance with applicable laws may be directed to the EEOP/AA Office (M.S. 130), P.O. Box 1892, Houston, TX 77251-1892 or Allen Center, Room 205. The Director reports to the President of the University. Complaints that allege discrimination or harassment may be brought to the attention of the Director (when involving either students or employees), the offices of the Dean of Undergraduates or Vice Provost for Research & Graduate Studies (when involving students), or the Human Resources office (when involving employees). The University will investigate complaints and provide effective remedial action where necessary.


David W. Leebron, President

Policy No. 815
November 21, 2006

Issued: November 30, 1973
Revised: June 12, 1975
Revised: July 12, 1982
Revised: September 3, 1987
Revised: December 10, 1990
Revised: February 28, 1992
Revised: February 1, 1994
Revised: October 3, 1996
Revised: November 21, 2006