Non-discrimination Policy

The University of New  Hampshire (UNH) seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students. We are committed to enhancing and sustaining an educational community that is inclusive and equitable, and cherish these values as being inextricably linked to our core mission. We are a public institution with a long-standing commitment to equal employment and educational opportunity for all qualified persons. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities.    

Inquiries regarding discrimination should be directed to:

Director of Affirmative Action and Equity
Tel/TTY: (603) 862-2930 

or to:

Boston Office
Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109-3921
Tel: (617) 289- 0111
Fax: (617) 289-0150
TDD: (877) 521-2172

or to:

Executive Director
State of New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights (NHCHR)
2 Chenell Drive
Concord, NH 03301-8501
Tel:(603) 271-2767
Fax: (603) 271-6339 

The time limitations for filing complaints are: with UNH, one year; with OCR, complaints of discrimination must ordinarily be filed within 180 days of the last act of discrimination. If your complaint involves matters that occurred longer ago than this and you are, requestinga waiver, you will be asked why you did not file your complaint within the 180-day period, and with NHCHR, a charge MUST be filed within 180 days of the last date of discrimination. Under certain circumstances a charge may be filed up to 300 days from the date of alleged discrimination. If you are beyond 180 days, contact the Commission immediately to find out if you have the basis to file a timely charge.