Equal Opportunity Statements and Reasonable Accommodation

The University of Washington is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer. As such the University is required by federal and state laws and University Administrative Policy Statement 46.4 to announce equal opportunity and reasonable accommodations policies on all publications and notices.

Current statements and descriptions as to where they must appear follow. The required statements vary by kind of publication.

Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Statements must appear in all announcements, bulletins, catalogs, or application forms made available to applicants for admission and employment, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and members of the public. Appropriate statements can be found by clicking on description of the type of document.

General Use, Including Classroom and Academic Related Activities, Bulletins and Catalogs

The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. This policy applies to all programs and facilities, including, but not limited to, admissions, educational programs, employment, and patient and hospital services. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action. Discrimination is prohibited by:

  • Presidential Executive Order 11246 as amended,
  • Washington State Gubernatorial Executive Orders 89-01 and 93-07,
  • Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
  • Washington State Law Against Discrimination RCW 49.60,
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972,
  • State of Washington Gender Equity in Higher Education Act of 1989,
  • Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as amended,
  • Age Discrimination Act of 1975,
  • Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1972 as amended,
  • other federal and state statutes, regulations, and
  • University policy.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action compliance efforts at the University of Washington are coordinated by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.  You may Contact EOAA for more information.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities.

[INSERT THE OFFICE RELEVANT TO YOUR PUBLICATION]

For information or to request disability accommodation contact:

  • Disability Resources for Students (DRS) (Seattle campus, matriculated students), 448 Schmitz, Box 355839, phone 206.543.8924/V, 206.543.8925/TTY, 206.616.8379 (FAX), or e-mail uwdss@u.washington.edu
  • Bothell Disabled Student Services Office at 425.352.5000/V, 425.352.5303/TTY, 425.352.5444 (FAX), or e-mail at dssuwb@u.washington.edu
  • Tacoma Disability Support Services at 253.692.4400/V or 253.692.4493/V, 253.692.4413/TTY, 253.692.4414 (FAX) e-mail dssuwt@u.washington.edu
  • Disability Services Office (non-matriculated students, employees and members of the public) at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at dso@u.washington.edu.

Announcements of Events Open to the Public, Employees or Students

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at dso@u.washington.edu

Invitations or Announcements or to a limited group (known invitees)

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or dso@u.washington.edu

Applications and Recuitment Materials for Admission or Employment

The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. This policy applies to all programs and facilities, including, but not limited to, admissions, educational programs, employment, and patient and hospital services. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action. Discrimination is prohibited by Presidential Executive Order 11246 as amended, Washington State Gubernatorial Executive Orders 89-01 and 93-07, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Washington State Law Against Discrimination RCW 49.60, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, State of Washington Gender Equity in Higher Education Act of 1989, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as amended, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1972 as amended, other federal and state statutes, regulations, and University policy. Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action compliance efforts at the University of Washington are coordinated by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, University of Washington, 442A Gerberding Hall, Box 351240, Seattle, Washington, 98195-1240, telephone 206.543.1830 or email eoaa@u.washington.edu.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or dso@u.washington.edu.

Brochures or Application Forms (if space is an issue)

The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process contact the department at [INSERT YOUR DEPARTMENT PHONE #] or the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance at: 206.543.6450/V, 206.543.6452/TTY, 206.685.7264 (FAX), or e-mail at dso@u.washington.edu.

Employment Advertisements

Among the following statements choose the one most appropriate:

  • The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
  • The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
  • The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The [INSERT YOUR DEPARTMENT OR COLLEGE NAME] is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and other protected veterans.