University of Guam Policies
The Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act/Title IX Office (EEO/ADA/Title IX) is responsible for overseeing the implementation, review, compliance, and enforcement of equal employment opportunities, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University of Guam is committed to promoting a safe and supportive environment for each and every member of our community. All members of the University community must work together to prevent and eliminate harassment, sexual misconduct, and discrimination.
New students are required to affirm their understanding of student rights and responsibilities under the University’s Sexual Misconduct Policy as part of the registration process before attending any classes. Under Title IX, students have the right to the following:
If you have been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted or are a victim of dating or domestic violence, gender-based harassment, bullying, or stalking and need help, please contact our office. Even if you are unsure of what to do, call the UOG Helpline at (671) 735-HELP (4357), and you will be connected with somebody who will assist you. We also stand ready to assist you if you wish to file a formal complaint through UOG and/or our local law enforcement. The University Sexual Misconduct Policy can be accessed at: https://url.uog.edu/sexual-misconduct-policy.
In case of questions or concerns, please contact:
(Board of Regents Resolution No. 03-24, July 17, 2007)
The University of Guam is committed to maintaining the campus community as a place of work and study for faculty, staff, and students, free of all forms of discrimination and harassment that are unlawful under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. §2000e, et seq., or other applicable law. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination or harassment against any member(s) of the University community, including faculty, student, employees, staff, and administrators and applicants for such positions. This policy prohibits retaliation because one has in good faith filed a complaint concerning behavior prohibited by this policy or has reasonably opposed, reported, or stated the intent to report such behavior or is participating in a related investigation, proceeding, or hearing regarding such a matter. All members of the University community must comply with this policy.
(Board of Regents Resolution No. 10-11, April 22, 2010)
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the University of Guam does not discriminate against students and applicants on the basis of disability in the administration of its educational and other programs. The University will reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities, as defined by applicable law, if the individual is otherwise qualified to meet the fundamental requirements and aspects of the program of the University, without undue hardship to the University. Harassment on the basis of disability issues is prohibited.
The University offers reasonable accommodation for students in accordance with the UOG Policy and Procedure for Students and Applicants with a Disability. The ADA Office can be contacted at (671) 735-2460 or Telephone Device for the Deaf (TDD) number (671) 735-2243.
Students who seek academic accommodations are expected to contact the coordinator well in advance of the commencement of courses and to provide the requested supporting information to the coordinator at least four weeks before classes begin.
Students seeking accommodations can contact:
The ADA policy can be found on the University’s website: https://url.uog.edu/eeoadatitle-ix-office
The University of Guam does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the admission to or employment in its education programs or activities. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the University’s Title IX coordinator, located at the EEO/ADA/Title IX Office in Dorm II, Iya Hami Hall, Room 104, Tel. (671) 735-2244, TDD (671) 735-2243, or to the Office of Civil Rights.
The University of Guam complies with the Student Rightto-Know Act, which requires the University to disclose graduation or completion rates annually for the student body in general and athletes in particular.
All current students and prospective students may request from the Office of Admissions & Records general information on graduation rates. “Prospective Student” means any person who has contacted the University requesting information concerning admission.
Any potential student who is offered “athletically related student aid” will receive more detailed information concerning graduation or completion rates for the previous year and the average of the last four years. This category of aid encompasses any scholarship, grant, or other financial aid that requires the recipient to participate in intercollegiate athletics.
The University of Guam is committed to continuous assessment of its programs to measure the effectiveness of student learning. Copies of students’ work may be included as aggregate assessment or artifact and will only be displayed outside the academic arena with student’s permission. The artifacts may be displayed for viewing as evidence of student learning in printed, electronic, or web format. Submitting an artifact of student work will in no way affect a student’s final grade on the assignment. This notice does not replace, supersede or relieve the University’s faculty and researchers from complying with the University’s Committee on Human Research Subjects policies and procedures that may require informed written consent from human research subjects.
Students or faculty with any questions about assessment should contact the Office of Academic Assessment and Institutional Research at 735-2585 or www.uog.edu.
The University of Guam is a tobacco-free campus and has a total ban on sales, smoking, and distribution and use of tobacco and tobacco-based products on campus. The University is committed to promoting the health, wellness, and social well-being of the University community, the people of Guam, and the Western Pacific.
Annually, University of Guam informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended. This Act, with which the institution intends to comply fully, was designated to protect the privacy of education records. FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.
These rights include:
The Student Handbook provides most of the information needed by students to understand their roles within the University. Students should carefully read this handbook, abide by its rules and regulations, and refer to it whenever they have questions or problems concerning University policies or procedures. Contact the Student Life Office for a copy of the handbook or visit the UOG website for the electronic copy at www.uog.edu.