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Diversity & Equity

Diversity & Equity

  • The Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) supports the University’s commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and social equity in teaching, research, outreach and administration. The division advises Senior Administration on institutional civil rights and social equity policies and issues, and reports to the President and the Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs.
  • As a diversity resource unit, ODE provides subject matter expertise and training relative to cultural competence, inclusive learning and working environments, diversity-enhancement of research and teaching, and recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff and students.
  • In addition, ODE’s charge includes a five-fold compliance function, including:
    1. monitoring employment systems (faculty and staff recruitment, hiring and retention);
    2. pre-litigation discrimination case management;
    3. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance (except for requests for academic accommodations, which are administered by the Center for Students with Disabilities);
    4. training and education relative to diversity and sexual harassment prevention; and reporting and publishing the University’s progress and compliance with affirmative action and equal employment opportunity regulations.
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