Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IX supports UM’s commitment to diverse and inclusive working and learning environments free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct. We work to eliminate barriers inhibiting individuals from achieving their full potential in education, employment, and other programs at the University.
Our Office Values
Responds to incidents of reported discrimination, harassment, and retaliation by providing supportive and protective measures and taking appropriate steps to address and stop the behavior. Equal Opportunity and Title IX’s response can include a formal investigation and adjudication or an informal process.
Equal Opportunity and Title IX is a neutral office. Where investigations are initiated, both parties have equal rights throughout the process and equitable access to protective and supportive measures.
Provides resources and protective and supportive measures to stop and address the effects of prohibited conduct.
Maintains compliance with Americans with Disability Act and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act, Equal Opportunity laws, Title IX and Title VII of the Education Act of 1972, and Clery/VAWA.
Delivers various trainings to faculty, staff, students, and other affiliates to proactively and reactively educate on topics of discrimination and harassment. These trainings include proactive sessions on federal civil rights laws such as ADA and Title IX, University non-discrimination policies, equitable hiring processes and other topics. We also collaborate with other groups to develop UM’s prevention education plan. In addition, Equal Opportunity and Title IX provide education and training to individuals alleged of violating the Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy to prevent reoccurrence and future harm to the community.
Policies and Guidance
Recommends, interprets, and implements policies and procedures in support of non-discrimination.