7.1 Equal Employment, Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy
A. The University of Alabama in Huntsville is committed to making employment opportunities available toqualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin ordisability. All personnel actions and programs, including recruitment, selection, assignment, classification,promotion, demotion, transfer, layoff and recall, termination, determination of wages, conditions, andbenefits of employment, etc., shall be administered in accordance with this equal opportunity policy. It isthe intent of the university that, in all aspects of employment, individuals shall be treated withoutdiscrimination on any of the foregoing bases, and that employment decisions shall instead be premisedupon a person's ability, experience, and other job-related qualifications.
Additionally, the university is an affirmative action employer of women, minorities, qualified individualswith a disability, and covered veterans. It is committed to making sustained, diligent efforts to identify andconsider such individuals for employment and for opportunities arising during employment.
UAH is also committed to equal educational opportunity for all qualified students and does not discriminatein its educational policies, practices, programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ornational origin, or against qualified disabled persons. Its admissions, financial aid, athletics, studentservices, and other programs are administered in accordance with this policy.
Discrimination, under this policy, shall be understood to include harassment in the form of verbal orphysical conduct relating to an individual's race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. Suchharassment must have the purpose or effect of either creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensiveworking/learning environment for an individual or unreasonably interfering with an individual'sperformance as an employee or student. Harassment in the form described above which adversely and