Retaliation includes negative actions against an individual who has engaged in a legally protected activity such as reporting discrimination, filed a complaint of discrimination or participating in an investigation or proceeding concerning a discrimination complaint. Retaliation can include intimidating, threatening, coercing, or in any way discriminating against the individual. 

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

Federal & State Laws, Definitions & Resources


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