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Affirmative Action and Diversity - Overview
The Office of Affirmative Action and Diversity leads and promotes the University's commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity, social justice, and a climate of inclusion on and beyond campus. We promote compliance with state and federal laws, develop programs and policies, build outreach to external organizations, and provide services to students, faculty, staff, and 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 Aspiration. The Office also provides training on affirmative action, recruitment, retention, race relations, inter-group relations, diversity, and prevention of sexual harassment and discrimination. The office works with students, faculty and administrators to resolve complaints of discrimination and harassment and to manage conflict. Key principles that guide the Office's mission are commitment to excellence, respect for the diversity and dignity of each person, and equity for all.