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The University's Preventing and Addressing Discrimination and Harassment (PADH) policy prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of age, color, race, disability, marital status, national and ethnic origin, political affiliation, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, family medical or genetic information, as well as other forms of sex discrimination not covered by the Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence.

The Preventing and Addressing Retaliation (PAR) policy prohibits retaliation against individuals who complain of discrimination and harassment under the PADH policy or who participate in an investigation under the policy.

It is the University's long-standing policy and practice to reasonably accommodate students so that they do not experience an adverse academic consequence when sincerely held religious beliefs or observances conflict with academic requirements.  Students who wish to request academic accommodation for a religious observance should submit their request in writing directly to the instructor of the course. Students and instructors may contact EOCR at uvaeocr@virginia.edu or (434) 924-3200 if they have any questions regarding this policy, which is set forth in the Academic Accommodation for Religious Observances section of PROV-008: Teaching Courses for Academic Credit, the Undergraduate Record, and the Graduate Record. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Reasonable Academic Accommodations for Religious Observance