- Kinds of Discrimination Prohibited:
- Discrimination in employment, job placement, promotion, or other economic benefits on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of the exercise of right secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
- Discrimination in criteria of eligibility for access to residence, or for admission to and otherwise in relation to educational, athletic, social, cultural or other activities of the Campus because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of the exercise of right secured by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.
- For the purposes of this Code:
- Personal appearance means the outward appearance of any person, irrespective of sex, with regard to bodily condition or characteristics, manner or style of dress, and manner or style of personal grooming, including, but not limited to, hair style and beards. It shall not relate, however, to the requirement of cleanliness, uniforms, or prescribed standards, when uniformly applied to a class of employees, or when such bodily conditions or characteristics, or manner of style of dress or personal grooming presents a danger to the health, welfare, or safety of any individual.
- Sexual orientation means the identification, perception, or status of an individual as to homosexuality, heterosexuality, or bisexuality.
- This Code shall apply to the Campus community. The term “Campus community” is limited to Campus students, faculty, and staff; and to departments, committees, offices and organizations under the supervision and control of the Campus administration.
- The enforcement of Federal, State or County laws and regulations does not constitute prohibited discrimination for purposes of this Code. Separate housing and other facilities for men and women, separate athletic teams when required by athletic conference regulations and political, religious and ethnic/cultural clubs are not prohibited.
- Discrimination is not prohibited where based on a bona fide job qualification or qualification required for the fulfillment of bona fide educational or other institutional goals. Complaints concerning the legitimacy of such qualifications may be the subject of human relations grievance actions.
- The provisions of this Code shall not apply to potential students or potential employees of the University. However, applicants for admission or employment who believe they have been discriminated against by any part of the Campus community may convey such belief together with all relevant facts to the Office of Human Relations Programs, for informational purposes.
- The grievance procedures under this Code shall not apply to judgments concerning academic performance of students (e.g., grades, dissertation defenses), pending further study and action by the College Park Senate and University administration.
- The Campus, with the advice and approval of the Attorney General’s Office, shall review on a continuing basis all new laws and regulations which apply to this Campus to determine if any shall require changes in the coverage or exceptions to coverage of this Code.
- This Code shall apply to the Campus community in relation to, but not only to, the following:
- All educational, athletic, cultural and social activities occurring on the Campus or in another area under its jurisdiction;
- All services rendered by the Campus to students, faculty and staff, such as job placement and job recruitment programs and off-campus listings of housing;
- University-sponsored programs occurring off campus, including cooperative programs, adult education, athletic events, and any regularly scheduled classes;
- Housing supplied, regulated, or recommended by the Campus for students, staff and visitors, including fraternities and sororities;
- Employment relations between the Campus and all of its employees, including matters of promotion in academic rank, academic salary and termination of faculty status, as limited in Article III.M.