The mission of the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action is to promote a deep understanding and appreciation among the diverse members of the University community to result in justice and equality in educational, employment and contracting opportunities, as well as to lead efforts to create an inclusive academic and work environment. The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action supports the University’s mission.
Respect, Understanding and Inclusion
During these exceptional times, it is critical that we continue to make our environment welcoming and inclusive for every member of our community. Our values call on us to continue to treat each other with respect, understanding and dignity. We recognize that recent developments will impact our community members in a variety of different and challenging ways. We must give special attention during this time to ensure that no member of our community is discriminated against or harassed or bullied based on their race, color, or national origin, or in any other manner.
We remain committed to ensuring our learning and working environment, whether in-person or virtual, is free from harassment and discrimination. Any incidents of bias, harassment or discrimination, will not be tolerated and should be reported to the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA), so they can be responded to consistent with our current policies and our commitment to a harassment-free environment.