Office of Legal Affairs


Discrimination (Students)

UWM is committed to fostering a diverse student body and inclusive climate.  As such, it does not tolerate discrimination in any of its programming including admissions, recruitment, financial aid, student services, discipline, grading, or housing.  Please see the following links for more information about anti-discrimination laws and policies:


UWM’s Discriminatory Conduct Policy 

UWM’s Office of Equity & Diversity Services


Federal Laws

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Prohibits sex discrimination


Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability by entities which receive federal financial assistance


Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Prohibits disability discrimination by public entities


Age Discrimination Act of 1975

Prohibits discrimination based on age in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance


State Law

Wis. Stat. 36.12

Prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status or parental status