Non-Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure

It is the policy (Section 2.4.2 of the Handbook of Operating Procedures and Human Resources Policy VI.100, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct) of The University of Texas at Tyler to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability, sex, age, race, color, national origin, religion, citizenship, veteran status and sexual orientation. This policy applies to all University administrators, faculty, staff, students, visitors, and applicants for employment or admission. This policy is the principal prohibition of all forms of discrimination on campus, except as follows:

Title IX/ADA/504 Coordinators

Federal law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972) age, and disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990). The University of Texas at Tyler has designated the following persons as coordinators to monitor compliance with these statutes as they related to students and to resolve complaints of discrimination based on race, gender, age or disability.

For race, gender or age discrimination: Howard Patterson, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, 3900 University Blvd. ADM 311, Tyler, Texas 75799, 903-566-7350, e-mail:

For disability discrimination: ADA Coordinator: Ida MacDonald, Director of Student Services, University Center, 903-566-7064, e-mail: Ida

For more information or to file a complaint, please contact: Howard Patterson, Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, phone: 903-566-7350, e-mail: