Policies and Standards

The following policies are owned by or related to the areas within the Office of Institutional Equity. Follow the links to read the policies or learn more.

Accessibility

Access for Individuals with Disabilities Policy (OIE)

Responsible Office
Office of Institutional Equity

Summary
This policy provides for full and equal access for individuals with disabilities to all programs (academic, co-curricular, or employment), activities, benefits, or services offered by the university in accordance with state and federal law. The policy establishes a base line for the provision of accommodations and notice of non-discrimination and outlines individual unit and university rights and responsibilities.

Access for Individuals with Disabilities Policy (PDF)

Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Non-Discrimination/Harassment Policy, 1.10 (OIE)

Responsible Office
Office of Institutional Equity

Summary
The Ohio State University is committed to building and maintaining a diverse community to reflect human diversity and to improve opportunities for all. The university is committed to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and eliminating discrimination. This commitment is both a moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as a matter of law.

Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, and Non-Discrimination/Harassment Policy (PDF)

Reasonable Accomodation (OIE)

Responsible Office
Office of Institutional Equity

Summary
Establishes a process for processing employee requests for accommodations. Clarifies and assigns roles for supervisors, employees, and the Offices of Human Resources the ADA Coordinator.

Reasonable Accomodation Policy (PDF)

Digital Accessibility Interim Policy

Responsible Office
Office of the Chief Information Officer

Summary
To ensure equal access to digital information and digital services for all university constituencies (students, prospective students, faculty, staff, student employees, guests, visitors, and program participants with disabilities).

Digital Accessibility Interim Policy (PDF)

Disability-Related Animals on Campus

Responsible Office
ADA Coordinator's Office

Summary
This document is designed to provide the campus community with a working knowledge of the University’s policy on disability-related animals on campus.

Summary of University Policy: Disability-Related Animals on Campus (PDF)

Equal Employment for Individuals with Disabilities, 4.45

Responsible Office
Office of Human Resources

Summary
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and affirms the university's commitment to equal employment opportunities and reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, pursuant to the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Equal Employment for Individuals with Disabilities Policy (PDF)

Transitional Work, 2.45

Responsible Office
Office of Human Resources

Summary
Guidelines to ensure that employees with temporary physical and/or psychological restrictions can work to the extent possible.

Transitional Work Policy (PDF)

 

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity

Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination/Harassment Policy, 1.10 (OIE)

Responsible Office
Office of Institutional Equity

Summary
University nondiscrimination policy, prohibits discrimination, and affirms the university's commitment to equal employment opportunity.

Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, & Non-Discrimination/Harassment Policy (PDF)

Whistleblower Policy, 1.40

Responsible Office
Office of Human Resources

Summary
Prohibits individuals from interference with making a protected disclosure and from retaliation for having made a protected disclosure or for having refused an illegal order as defined in this policy.

Whistleblower Policy (PDF)

Recruitment and Selection Policy, 4.10

Responsible Office
Office of Human Resources

Summary
Recruitment and selection procedures for classified and unclassified staff positions.

Recruitment and Selection Policy (PDF)

Equal Employment for Individuals with Disabilities Policy, 4.45

Responsible Office
Office of Human Resources

Summary
Prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and affirms the university's commitment to equal employment opportunities and reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, pursuant to the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA), Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Equal Employment for Individuals with Disabilities Policy (PDF)

Employment Disputes Policy, 8.20

Responsible Office
Office of Human Resources

Summary
Sets parameters for fair and equitable resolution of employment disputes, both formally and informally.

Employment Disputes Policy (PDF)

 

Protection of Minors

Activities and Programs with Minor Participants Policy, 1.50 (OIE)

Responsible Office
Office of Institutional Equity

Summary
Establishes requirements for those in the university community who work in activities and programs with minors, with the goal of safeguarding the wellbeing of minors.

Activities and Programs with Minor Participants Policy (PDF)

 

Title IX

Sexual Misconduct Policy, 1.15 (OIE)

Responsible Office
Office of Institutional Equity

Summary
Establishes that all members of the university community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that maintains an environment free from sexual misconduct. Defines expectations for the university community and establishes mechanisms for determining when those expectations have been violated. Defines sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and related terms; addresses medium, location, jurisdiction, Title IX coordinator; prohibited romantic and/or sexual relationships; employee duty to act; confidentiality; retaliation; investigation and resolution options; remedies; false allegations; and use of sexual misconduct allegations in employment or academic actions.

Sexual Misconduct Policy (PDF)

Code of Student Conduct

Responsible Office
Office of Student Life

Summary
The code of student conduct is established to foster and protect the core missions of the university; to foster the scholarly and civic development of the university's students in a safe and secure learning environment, and to protect the people, properties, and processes that support the university and its missions.

Code of Student Conduct