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Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Statement
The University of Massachusetts prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, political belief or affiliation, membership or nonmembership in any organization, or veteran status, in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment. Inquiries concerning applicable laws, regulations, and policies should be addressed to the Office for Affirmative Action at the individual campus. This office will also provide information about the University's obligation to provide overall program accessibility for disabled persons.
The University is committed to compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, Executive Order 11246 (1965), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its regulation found at 34 C.F.R. part 106, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Section 504 regulation found at 34 C.F.R. part 104, the Vietnam-Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, and the Age Discrimination Acts of 1967 and 1975, and with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapters 151B and 151C, and Chapter 149 as amended. Inquiries regarding federal laws may also be directed to: Regional Director, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Dept. of Education, Room 222 McCormack P.O.C.H., Boston, MA 02109, or Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Dept. of Education, Washington, D.C. 20202. Inquiries regarding state laws may also be directed to: Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, 1 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108.
Affirmative Action Contacts