Diversity and Nondiscrimination

UOS acknowledges that all people carry the Divine Qualities and are reflections of Allah. We intend to create a safe place to grow, to be challenged and to be comforted in our relationship with Allah. Our strength is in the Unity of God. We welcome the diversity of peoples, faiths, national origins, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, physical abilities, thought, and personal understandings of Allah in our walking on the path of Unity.


All members of the University have civil rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. We believe in free expression, free inquiry, intellectual honesty, and respect for the rights and dignity of others. We respect the autonomy of each person’s conscience in matters of conviction, religious faith, and political belief. We affirm the importance of maintaining high standards of academic and professional integrity. In defining the rights we enjoy and the responsibilities we bear, we must keep those basic principles in mind.

The University is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation/identity/gender identity, physical or mental ability.

The University also is committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action.