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Equal Opportunity Policy at the UW

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 Act of 1972 as amended; other federal and state statutes, regulations, and University policy. Coordination of the compliance efforts of the University of Washington with respect to all of these laws and regulations is under the direction of the Assistant Provost for Equal Opportunity, Dr. Helen Remick, University of Washington, Equal Opportunity Office, Box 354560, 4045 Brooklyn Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98195, (206) 685-3263/V or 543-6452/TTY.

Additional information concerning the equal opportunity and affirmative action policies and procedures can be found in the UW Handbook, Vol. IV, Part 1, Chapter 2, at or by contacting the Equal Opportunity Office.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. For information or to request disability accommodation, contact Disability Services Office at least 10 days in advance, (206) 543-6450/V, (206) 543-6452/TTY, (206) 685-7264/FAX, or email

Because curriculum revisions and program changes occur regularly, students should assume the responsibility of consulting the appropriate academic unit or adviser for specific information. The General Catalog is updated regularly at the University's Web site. The quarterly Time Schedule gives information on courses offered, class hours, and classroom locations, and has the latest calendar dates, fees, and details on registration.

All announcements in the General Catalog are subject to change without notice and do not constitute an agreement between the University of Washington and the student.