Mandatory updates to notice of nondiscrimination

The University of Alaska is required to comply with Title IX regulations and the terms of the Voluntary Resolution Agreement with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). One specific action which must be completed as soon as possible is publishing our recently approved new notice of nondiscrimination. All materials containing the nondiscrimination notice must be updated with the new language prior to August 30.

We are required by Title IX to include a statement of nondiscrimination in all bulletins, announcements, publications, catalogs, application forms, or other recruitment materials that are made available to participants, students, applicants or employees. This information also needs to be in any publication that mentions or describes sex discrimination policies, procedures, or prohibitions.

There are three versions:

1. Complete notice - The complete notice includes contact and procedural information and is required to be published in handbooks and publications describing policies and procedures.

2. Short version – A short version has been approved by OCR for other publications intended for students and employees and can be used if a URL linking to the full notice is included.

3. Micro version - A micro version that combines the affirmative action/equal opportunity notice with the notice of nondiscrimination should be used anywhere the current AA/EO tagline is currently used, and should also include a link to the full notice. While the micro notice is designed to fit in all space-constricted uses such as email or website footers, postcards, tickets, fliers, public notices or other small communications or publications, if space allows, please use the short version.

Find the long, short and micro versions of the notice of nondiscrimination here: www.alaska.edu/titleIXcompliance/nondiscrimination

Inserts can be used if publications have already been printed, but all publications should be updated with the new language prior to any new print runs.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Gower at msgower@alaska.edu. More information on the nondiscrimination policy and Title IX regulations can be found at www.alaska.edu/titleIXcompliance.

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