Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy
The University of Texas at Austin is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the university community. In accordance with federal and state laws, The University of Texas at Austin does not discriminate on the basis of gender in recruitment or admissions and prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, citizenship and veteran status. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression is also prohibited pursuant to university policy.
The facilities and/or services of the Career Services Office (CSO) may be denied to employers whose behavior contravenes this policy.
The CSO requires all employers who use its placement services to affirm the following statement to confirm compliance with UT Austin’s nondiscrimination policy:
I have read and understand the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy of The University of Texas at Austin. It is my intent to consider all applicants on the basis of merit and not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, including sexual harassment, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in compliance with the UT EEO Policy.
I further agree to adhere to the Principles for a Fair and Ethical Recruitment Process set forth by NALP, the Association for Legal Career Professionals.
I understand that the Career Services Office can discontinue my access to employer services at any time if I am found in violation of these standards, policies and principles.
A limited exception to this policy exists for military recruiters, but only insofar as their employment and hiring practices are permitted under federal law. This exception to the University’s policy for military recruiters does not in any way reflect acceptance of, or agreement with, discriminatory hiring practices.
Please note that students may file an informal or formal grievance against an employer who asks discriminatory questions in any program or activity sponsored or conducted by The University of Texas at Austin or The University of Texas School of Law. To file an informal or formal grievance, please contact the Assistant Dean of Career Services who will connect you with the proper University personnel to assist you with your complaints.