Thursday, November 11, 2010

Revision of gender identity and gender expression discrimination

Revision of UCF Non- Discrimination Affirmative Action Program

The Revision of UCF Regulation 3.001, Non- Discrimination; Affirmative Action Program was approved with a revision stating that “gender identity and gender expression as categories that are protected from discrimination.” Maribeth Ehasz, Vice-President for Student Development and Enrollment Services, submitted this revision.

The additions to Affirmative Action Program, approved today, included that, “The University shall not discriminate in offering access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran status.”

The documents regarding the new revisions further state, “Gender identity is defined as an individual’s self-perception of being a male, female, or both. Gender expression is defined as the manifestation of an individual’s self perception of being male, female, or both.”

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