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Accessibility Services & Information

The University of the Virgin Islands is committed to assuring that its workplace is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment based upon race, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, age (40 and over), marital status, sexual orientation (including gender identity), status as a U.S. veteran (disabled, Vietnam or other), or any other status protected by University policy, local or federal law.

The University of the Virgin Islands reaffirms and emphasizes its commitment to provide a professional working and learning environment that is fair and responsible; that supports and nurtures educational and employment growth on the basis of relevant factors, such as ability and performance; and that is free of unlawful discriminatory, inappropriate, and disrespectful conduct or communication. The University will not tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment and is committed to preventing it or stopping it whenever it may occur at the University or in its programs.

The policy applies to employees, students, visitors, applicants, or program participants at the University of the Virgin Islands. Respect is the foundation for an interchange of ideas, for learning and for working toward common goals. Further, unlawful discrimination and harassment impede the realization of the University’s vision of distinction in education, scholarship, and service, and diminish the whole community.

Unlawful Discrimination

The University of the Virgin Islands prohibits unlawful discrimination, which can include disparate treatment directed toward an individual, or group of individuals, based on race, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, age (40 and over), marital status, sexual orientation (including gender identity), status as a U.S Veteran (disabled, Vietnam, or other), or other protected class, that adversely affects an employee’s employment.

Americans with Disabilities Act Policy

Discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities in job application procedures, hiring, firing, advancement, and compensation, job training and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment, is prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The University is committed to making reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the job in which they have been hired, or for which they have applied.
The University recognizes responsibility for providing all disabled employees equal or equivalent access to all benefits of employment in an integrated setting that would be available to a similarly situated employee, unless doing so would pose an “undue hardship” upon the institution.

The ADA applies to all employees regardless of employment classification:
1. To ensure compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act
2. To ensure that the employment and promotion system is free from discrimination based on disability
3. To address reasonable accommodation requests and make appropriate decisions regarding undue hardship.

To request accessibility services and information, contact:
• Nereida Washington, ADA Coordinator, Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix
• Charles A. Martin, ADA Coordinator, St. Thomas Campus
• Moneca Pinkett, Webmaster