The University of Texas at Austin is an equal employment opportunity employer. The University does not discriminate or tolerate harassment on any basis prohibited by applicable federal and/or state law including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special disabled veteran status in recruitment, employment, promotion, compensation, benefits, or training. It has been a long held policy for the University’s to maintain a work environment free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Texas at Austin fosters an environment of open communication and is committed to protecting individuals from retaliation who participate or engage in protected activities.
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The Center for Transportation Research follows the University of Texas Policy and procedures regarding Equity and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Full information regarding Title VI can be found at: https://www.utexas.edu/equity/title-vi
Your Rights under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
“No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the-benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Title VI Complaint Process
If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination under Title VI, you may file a complaint with The University of Texas Office of Institutional Equity.
UT Austin has a complaint procedure and the Title VI Coordinator is responsible for investigating all Title VI complaints. If you or someone you know believes he/she has been discriminated against, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The complaint procedures for the University of Texas at Austin are as follows:
- Title VI complaints must be filed with the Office of Institutional Equity within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory act.
- A written complaint should include:
- Your name, address, telephone number, and signature.
- The name and address of the program or department you believe discriminated against you.
- How, why, and when you believe you were discriminated against and the names of those involved, if known. Include as much background information as possible about the alleged acts of discrimination.
- The names of any persons that the Coordinator could contact for additional information to support or clarify your allegations.
What will the University of Texas at Austin do with my complaint?
Once a complaint is filed, it will be reviewed by the Title VI Coordinator to determine if the issues you have raised are valid under Title VI. The Title VI Coordinator will investigate your allegations and attempt to resolve any violations found.