UWG is committed to maintaining a safe, inclusive, and respectful environment for living, working, and studying. Consistent with federal and state law, University System of Georgia policy, and University policy, the University prohibits harassment of or discrimination against any person because of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment and pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity or national origin, religion, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status by any member of the University community on campus, in connection with a University program or activity, or in a manner that creates a hostile environment for any member of the University community. 

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law regarding affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia's affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504); the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations.