Meetings & Procedures

Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct

Members of the Utah Board of Higher Education (“Board”) are prohibited from engaging in discrimination, harassment, or prejudicial treatment against any person based on any of the following protected classes: race, color, sex, pregnancy or childbirth and related conditions, age (if the person is over 40), religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or as otherwise provided by law.

Discrimination based on sex includes engaging in sexual harassment in any form, including sexual touching, rape and other forms of sexual assault, offering favors related to the Board member’s role in exchange for sexual activity, and/or creating a hostile environment based on sex.

Board members are also prohibited from engaging in retaliation related to reports of discrimination, harassment, or prejudicial treatment based on a protected class.

Relevant Law and Policy



Discrimination, harassment, and/or prejudicial treatment complaints made against a Board member will be referred to the Governor’s Office, and such conduct may result in removal from the Board. 


Board members may refer questions about discrimination, harassment, or prejudicial treatment to General Counsel Alison Adams.