Nondiscrimination Policy

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Austin (“University”) 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, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, and genetic information. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. In this policy, the terms sex and gender are interchangeable.

The University of Texas School of Law may deny participation in recruitment and other student programs to employers whose behavior contravenes this policy.

All recruiting employers who use our services are required to affirm the following statement to confirm compliance with University policies:

I have read and understand the Nondiscrimination Policy (Handbook of Operating Procedures 3-3020) 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, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in compliance with the University’s Handbook of Operating Procedures 3-3031.

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 the acceptance of, or agreement with, discriminatory hiring practices.

Grievance Procedures

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.

Revised July 14, 2020