Regent Policy Documents

SECTION 14: DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED

14-4 RESERVE OFFICERS TRAINING CORPS

(Formerly 87-1(a))

Whereas, the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System is committed to maintaining students' rights to be free from unnecessary discrimination in an academic setting; and whereas the citizens of the State of Wisconsin, through their Legislature, have stated that discrimination based on sexual preference is not to be tolerated or allowed in Wisconsin; and whereas the Reserve Officers Training Corps programs offered on University of Wisconsin System campuses discriminate against applicants based on sexual preference.

Therefore, be it resolved that the Board of Regents expresses its concern over the practice of discrimination based on sexual preference toward applicants to Reserve Officers Training Corps programs throughout the University of Wisconsin System; and that the Board of Regents directs the President of the University of Wisconsin System and the Chancellors of those University of Wisconsin System Institutions with Reserved Officer Training Corps programs, to contact and work with Wisconsin's congressional delegation and appropriate United States government officials, and with the national associations of higher education to attempt to change the federal policy that allows this type of discrimination and attempt to change the programs. Be it further resolved that the University of Wisconsin System President report back to the Board of Regents annually on the progress of the lobbying efforts to change the Reserved Officer Training Corps discrimination policy. Be it finally resolved that the Board of Regents urges interested faculty, staff and students to participate in the resolution of this issue.

History: Res. 3757 adopted 4/10/87; amended by Res. 5399, 2/90.


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