Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The EOAA ensures UM’s commitment to foster diverse and inclusive working and learning environments free from discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking, relationship violence and retaliation in compliance with state and federal laws. EOAA works to eliminate barriers inhibiting individuals from achieving their full potential in education, employment, and other programs at the University. To fulfill its mission the EOAA provides:
- Response. Responds to reported incidents to determine if student, faculty, or staff conduct has, or may, violate the University’s Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Stalking and Retaliation Policy.
- Unbiased investigation. Investigations can be formal, resulting in written reports and findings about whether an individual violated the policy or informal which may result in any series of steps that are responsive to the complaint.
- Resources. Provides resources and accommodations to stop and address the effects of prohibited discrimination.
- Oversees compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act.
- Ensures compliance with affirmative action and equal opportunity laws.
- Oversees Title IX compliance by coordinating UM’s responses to all complaints involving possible sex discrimination, including monitoring outcomes, identifying and addressing any patterns and assessing effects on the campus climate.
- Collaborates on Clery/VAWA compliance.
- Education. Develops and delivers educational and prevention programs online and in-person to students, faculty, staff and outside constituents on federal law, investigations, policies, equitable hiring processes and other topic.
- Policies and guidance. Recommends, interprets and implements policies and procedures in support of non-discrimination.