UNH Affirmative Action and Equity Statement

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a public institution with a long-standing commitment to equal opportunity for all. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran's status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, or pregnancy in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services, or activities. Sexual harassment and sexual violence are types of sex discrimination. Inquiries regarding discriminatory harassment (including sexual harassment or violence) should be directed to Donna Marie Sorrentino, dms@unh.edu, Director & Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action and Equity, Room 305, Thompson Hall, 105 Main Street, Durham, N.H. 03824, phone (603) 862-2930 (voice), 7-1-1 (Relay NH), (603) 862-2936 (fax); or to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3921, phone (617) 289-0111, fax (617) 289-0150, e-mail OCR.Boston@ed.gov.

There are various grievance procedures to provide for the resolution of complaints under this policy. See the UNH Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Policy and Grievance and Complaint Procedures in UNH Student Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities. Further information may be obtained at the Affirmative Action and Equity Office or via e-mail affirmaction.equity@unh.edu.

About the Catalog

The University provides information pertaining to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (the “Buckley Amendment”) in the annual student handbook. Information is also available from the office of the Senior Vice Provost for Student Life and Dean of Students. The annual student publication, Student Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities, also contains University regulations and policies regarding student conduct.

The University will supply information about the employment of its graduates who have graduated from our degree and/or certificate programs. This information may be obtained upon request from the University’s office of Career and Professional Success and is available by university, college, or school to current and prospective students. Information on employment outcomes depends on student self-reporting. The University does not guarantee employment to its graduates. Chances for employment are enhanced if students have begun career planning early in their degree programs.

Program descriptions may vary from the actual content or requirements because of advancements in the discipline or the active nature of academic planning and decision making. Accordingly, the University reserves the right to make whatever changes are deemed necessary in schedules, course content, requirements, academic programs (including their termination), calendar, tuition and fees, services, or any other aspect of the University’s operations, giving whatever notice thereof is reasonable under the circumstances. Therefore, the provisions of this catalog are not an irrevocable contract between the students and the University. The University is also not responsible for failure to provide or for delay in providing expected services and/or facilities when such failure arises from causes beyond the reasonable control of the University.

All aforementioned publications are available in alternate formats upon request.