Know the Code - Principle 10

Respect for Others

The University of Richmond values the dignity, worth, and contributions of all individuals; the thoughtful and respectful engagement with a broad diversity of perspectives and experiences essential to intellectual growth; and an inclusive community in which all members can engage meaningfully in institutional life and contribute to a community where all thrive.

In furtherance of that commitment, the University prohibits discrimination and harassment against applicants, students, faculty, or staff on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, status as a veteran, or any classification protected by local, state, or federal law.

UR community members are expected to:

Be respectful, fair and civil;

Speak candidly and truthfully;

Avoid all forms of harassment, illegal discrimination, threats, or violence;

Promote equal access to programs, facilities, and employment; and

Promote conflict resolution.

Examples of Prohibited Conduct

  • Harassing or threatening a co-worker or student
  • Discrimination based on race, nationality, gender, veteran status, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religion.
  • Contributing to a hostile work or classroom environment.