The commitment of the University of Illinois to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms.
The University of Illinois will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion,
national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation including gender identity, unfavorable discharge
from the military or status as a protected veteran and will comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal
opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions,
employment, access to and treatment in the University programs and activities.