The University is dedicated to creating an educational community which enhances student awareness and appreciation of diverse ethnicities and cultures and which actively supports tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each person without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other personal characteristics or beliefs. The mission of the Office of Equity and Affirmative Action is to encourage and support UWRF faculty, staff, and students in a professional environment to acquire greater knowledge, understanding, awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures and ethnicities and to actively support tolerance, civility, and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each person.
The Office of Equity and Affirmative Action also seeks to integrate these principles into an overall system of university human resource management.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is committed to equal opportunity for all persons. UW-River Falls fully meets the requirements of Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended).
On the University Syllabus Page, statements affirming these commitments can be found. [FS 11/12-118]