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A Message from the Executive Director

Mr. Eddie Freeman

Dear UT Arlington students, faculty, staff and administrators:

It is the responsibility of all departments, and each member of UT Arlington's academic community, to ensure the University's full compliance with the policies on Equal Opportunity and Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Consensual Relationship Policy.   UT Arlington’s administration is totally committed to maintaining an employment and academic environment to which we can point with pride.

The Equal Opportunity, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, and Consensual Relationship Policies and Procedures can be found in the UT Arlington Fiscal Regulations & Procedures, and at Summaries of both policies are printed in the Student Handbook, UT Arlington Undergraduate and Graduate catalogs, as well as the UT Arlington Faculty Guide.  Posters are available and should be prominently displayed in your areas.    

UT Arlington can take pride in its current employment environment.  However, that pride should not cause us to cease our efforts to make the environment even better, nor should it cause us to tolerate behavior inconsistent with the policies or values of our academic community.

 In our commitment to faculty, staff and students, the Office of Equal Opportunity Services (EOS) supports learning and a working environment that is inclusive and free of illegal discrimination and harassment.  The goal of the EOS is to establish a campus climate that welcomes and promotes respect for all members of the university community in employment, academics, research, and service programs.  In keeping with the mission of the university, we actively promote affirmative action, equal employment and educational opportunities for all.

The University of Texas System Board Of Regents has expressed its strong commitment by adopting the following policy for the University of Texas System and all of its components:

To the extent provided by applicable law, no person shall be excluded from  participation in, denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under, any program or activity sponsored or conducted by the System or any of its component institutions, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.

It has been, and will continue to be, the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to be an equal opportunity employer.  The university does not discriminate on any basis prohibited by applicable law including race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status in recruitment, employment, promotion, compensation, benefits, or training. It is also the university's policy to maintain a work environment free from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to seeking the best qualified person to fill each available position and will reward employees based on their job performance.

Should any faculty, staff, administrator or student have concerns related to discrimination or sexual harassment, these concerns can be taken directly to the Office of Equal Opportunity Services.  We can be reached at (817)272-2106.

It is the goal of our institution to move beyond minimal legal requirements and to create an environment that supports and values the unique contributions of each member of UT Arlington’s increasingly diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. 


Eddie Freeman
Executive Director