Non-Discrimination Policy – Texas Tech University
The university does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on or related to sex (including pregnancy), race, national origin, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected categories, classes, or characteristics. While sexual orientation and gender identity are not explicitly protected categories under state or federal law, it is the university's policy not to discriminate in employment, admission, or use of programs, activities, facilities, or services on these bases. OP 40.02, 40.03: Non-Discrimination and Anti- Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure for Violations of Employment and Other Laws dated May 26, 2016.
Non-Discrimination Policy — Texas Tech University School of Law
Texas Tech University School of Law (Tech Law) will not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, genetic information, protected veteran status, national origin, sex, gender (including identity and expression), sexual orientation, age, or disability. Dated October 19, 2016.
AALS Requirements on Equal Opportunity in Employment
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS), of which Tech Law is a member, requires member schools to pursue a policy of providing students and graduates with equal opportunity to obtain employment, without discrimination or segregation on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender (including identity and expression), sexual orientation, age, or disability. Member schools should inform employers of its obligation and require employers, as a condition of obtaining any form of placement assistance or use of the school’s facilities, to provide assurance of the employer’s willingness to observe the principle of equal opportunity. AALS Bylaws Section 6-3b and AALS Regulation 6-3.2.
Message about Military Recruiting
In its recruitment and employment practices, the U.S. military practices are inconsistent with the Texas Tech Law non-discrimination policies. The military branches are exempt by federal law from compliance with the law school’s policy.
As an employer seeking assistance and facilities for interviewing and other placement functions from Texas Tech Law, I affirm that Texas Tech Law has informed me of the University’s nondiscrimination policies and the school’s obligation under AALS Bylaws; and its expectation that each employer will observe the principle of equal opportunity. I provide this assurance of my willingness to observe the principles of equal opportunity and compliance with its nondiscrimination policies as a condition of obtaining any form of placement assistance or use of the school’s facilities.