About Us

The Office of Affirmative Action has limited staff working on campus, with staff also working remotely.  If you would like to speak to a member of our team, please call or email team members directly: Contact Us (link).

The mission of the Office of Affirmative Action is carried out each day by dedicated staff members who are committed to inclusion and equity, as well as the University’s key values of learning, diversity, integrity, accountability, respect, and collaboration. Our team receives reports of discrimination and harassment because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law, and enforces the University’s policies against such behaviors. We also address all forms of sex-based misconduct, including sexual assault, stalking, and dating and domestic violence and abuse.  Additionally, our team responds to expressions of perceived bias as reported to the University and educates individuals on addressing and abstaining from such conduct.

Our team also serves the University by providing training on inclusiveness in hiring practices and monitoring such practices to ensure equal opportunity, coordinating the University’s annual Affirmative Action Plan, offering a conflict management program for students and employees, partnering to provide campus-wide training on such matters as disability accommodations for students and bystander intervention, and consulting on a wide array of matters involving our campus community.