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Policies

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UB's policies help our community members to understand the rules by which we operate, and promote consistency and transparency in our decision-making.

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) manages and assists with the following UB policies:

Discrimination and Harassment

Includes the procedure through which EDI investigates reports of discrimination, and protections for parties to an investigation.

Reasonable Accommodation

Describes the procedures through which applicants, students and employees may obtain disability-related accommodations.

Religious Accommodation and Expression

Provides for reasonable accommodations when needed due to a student or employee's religion.

Recruitment

Outlines the requirements for conducting Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) searches.

Recruitment Exceptions

Categorizes circumstances where a full EEO search is not required.

Child Protection

Explains the obligations of faculty and staff to act appropriately toward children and to take action when a child's safety is at risk.

Sexual Violence Response Policy

Describes reporting rights and options for victims of sexual assault, including resources for support, protection and accommodations, and the rights of the parties to the student conduct process.

Student Preferred Name Policy

UB students can use a preferred first and middle name in many university systems, including HUB, UBLearns and class rosters.  Information about preferred names, including how to enter a preferred name, is available on the Office of the Registrar website.  

Related UB Policies

Some policies relating to conduct and grievance procedures are governed by departments outside of EDI.  These include: