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- The Constitutions of the United States of America and of the State of Iowa call for political liberty and equality and afford the equal protection of the laws for all persons. Discriminatory practices based upon race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, and physical and mental disability betray the vision of the founding fathers and threaten the orderly procedures of democratic government.
- The Congress of the United States has enacted a Civil Rights Law and has passed resolutions condemning discriminatory practices. This law is known as Title VII of the 1964 Federal Civil Rights Act as amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the Federal Civil Rights Act of 1991. The clear intent of this law and resolutions passed thereunder is the assurance that the rights of the people to equal treatment shall not be abridged.
- The General Assembly of the State of Iowa enacted the Iowa Civil Rights Act of 1965 as amended. The clear intent of this law and resolutions passed by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa is to assure that the rights of the people to equal treatment shall not be abridged.
- In recognition of Iowa's declared public policy and the obligations for fair and equal treatment of all persons guaranteed by the United States Constitution, the Board of Regents declares the following to be its policy: