Focus Areas

The following areas are part of the Office of Institutional Equity:


  • Guides the university’s efforts to provide seamless access to all of its programs, the physical and digital environments
  • Focused on disability-based discrimination such as exclusion, refusal to accommodate, harassment and retaliation
  • Provides oversight for the reasonable accommodations for students, employees, visitors and other program participants
  • Provides training, information and resources on access and accommodations

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Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity

  • Ensures equity in all employment processes from time of hire to separation through the university’s Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) programs
  • Consults with the university community to educate on the key principles of Affirmative Action and EEO and works to strategically align internal operations with applicable regulations
  • Coordinates the collection, analysis, and reporting of key demographic and operational data to assess program impact

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Youth Activities and Programs

  • Promotes the safety and welfare of minors who participate in activities and programs with minors, whom are entrusted to the university’s care
  • Outlines what is required of individuals interacting with minors, with the goal of safeguarding the wellbeing of minors
  • Informs individuals of their reporting obligations in instances of known or suspected child abuse or neglect

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Sexual Misconduct/Title IX

  • Responds to all incidents of sex- and gender-based harassment and discrimination, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and pregnancy discrimination
  • Provides support resources, investigation options, and interim measures
  • Oversees prevention education and training around sexual misconduct for university community

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Harassment and Discrimination Response

The Office of Institutional Equity also coordinates the university's response to all complaints of harassment and discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.

Report Discrimination, Harassment or Sexual Misconduct or Child Abuse and Neglect