Equal Employment Opportunity

Refer to Rice University Policy No. 821

It is the policy of Rice University to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff and student body. Accordingly, Rice University does not discriminate in employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status.

The Director of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity reports directly to the President of the University. The AA/EEO office has developed and maintains a systematic procedure of reporting and monitoring to ensure full compliance with this policy. Anyone who believes they may have a complaint related to discrimination is encouraged to contact the Director. The complaint may be handled as an informal complaint or as a formal complaint. In an informal complaint , the complainent may simply wish to discuss the problem with the Director and consider options. In a formal complaint, the Director will investigate the complaint and recommend ways to resolve the problem to the appropriate administrative or academic level. In each situation, confidentiality will be maintained to the greatest degree possible.