Marital Status

Marital status is defined as the state of being single, separated, divorced, widowed or married. Discrimination against anyone because of their actual or assumed marital status is prohibited.

Please be aware of the following resources that provide important information regarding your rights, including federal and state laws, definitions, and campus resources to assist students, staff, and faculty.

Federal & State Laws, Definitions & Resources


  •  Title IX: Marital Status - Colleges shall not apply rule concerning a student's actual or potential parental, family, or marital status which treats students differently on the basis of sex

Faculty & Staff*

Please note, The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is committed to creating and maintaining an educational, working, and living environment that is free from discrimination and harassment. University programs, activities, and facilities are available to all without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, personal appearance, or any other legally protected class.

*Source: UMD Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct