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Student Nondiscrimination Policy at BYU

Brigham Young University (BYU) is a private university sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). Qualified, active members of the LDS church are encouraged to attend BYU.

Student Nondiscrimination Policy

Brigham Young University is committed to providing academic and employment environments that are free from unlawful discrimination. Unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, and/or disability will not be tolerated. The university policies and procedures with respect to nondiscrimination as it applies to faculty members and administrative and staff employees are outlined in the University Equal Opportunity, Grievance, and Unlawful Sexual Harassment and Inappropriate Gender-Based Behavior Policies (available via the BYU Electronic Handbook).

Students' Rights

Students are entitled to study in an environment free from unlawful discrimination. Any student, staff employee, or faculty member who unlawfully discriminates against a student on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, or disability may be subject to sanction.

Discrimination Violates the Honor Code

Students who violate the Honor Code by engaging in such prohibited behavior, whether inside or outside the university classroom or workplace, are subject to the sanctions as stipulated in the Honor Code.

What To Do If You Feel You Have Been Discriminated Against

Students who believe they have been unlawfully discriminated against are encouraged, if practicable and if the incident is minor and isolated, to resolve the matter directly and privately with the offender. However, if in the sole discretion of the student complainant, this approach is not practicable, the incident is major and serious, or the misconduct is part of a continuing pattern, the student complainant should report the incident directly to the:

Equal Opportunity Manager
D-240 ASB
- or -
Honor Code Office

4440 WSC


How Complaints Are Resolved

If the alleged perpetrator is a university employee, the equal opportunity manager will investigate and resolve Title VII and Title IX complaints pursuant to university policy. Complaints may be resolved either through an informal or a formal grievance procedure. If the alleged perpetrator is a student, the matter will be referred to the Honor Code Office to investigate and resolve the complaint according to established policy.

BYU policies and procedures are available via the BYU Electronic Handbook or from the manager of the Equal Opportunity Office.

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