Intent of the Proposed Change

  • To make students aware that “discrimination” is prohibited, this definition of “discrimination” is included in the proposed revisions of the Student Code of Conduct.   Discrimination is currently prohibited and outlined in the BOR  P01.02.020: Nondiscrimination.
 

Current Policy

Discrimination is new to the Student Code of Conduct but is not new to Board of Regents Policy.  No changes have been proposed to BOR P01.02.020.
 

Proposed Revision

Discrimination is defined as being adversely treated or affected, either intentionally or unintentionally, in a manner that unlawfully differentiates or makes distinctions on the basis of the individual’s legally protected status or on some basis other than an individual’s qualifications, abilities and performance, as appropriate. Illegal discrimination against any individual because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, pregnancy, or parenthood is prohibited (as further defined in BOR P01.02.020, P04.02.020 and R04.02.020).