Office of Affirmative Action & Diversity
About the Office

The Office of Affirmative Action and Diversity leads and promotes the University's commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity and social justice, building a climate of inclusion on and beyond campus.

Our mission is to provide leadership by cultivating an inclusive environment that denounces discrimination through innovation, collaboration and an awareness of global perspectives on social justice.  We also ensure compliance with relevant federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws. 

The Office works with students, faculty and administrators to manage conflict and resolve complaints of discrimination and harassment.  We develop programs and policies, build outreach to external organizations, and provide services to students, faculty, staff and the community.

The Office advises and assists the president, senior administrators and the campus community to implement leadership strategies that advance diversity and contribute to the university's aspirations.

The Office also provides training in:

  • Affirmative action
  • Diversity
  • Prevention of sexual harassment and discrimination.
  • Race relations and intergroup relations
  • Recruitment and retention


Key principles that guide the office's mission are innovation, collaboration, commitment to excellence and equity for all.

Find out our vision for diversity.