Any member of the university community who believes he/she has been discriminated against on the basis of his/her race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran or other protected veteran status may seek informal or formal resolution through the Office for Institutional Equity.
The Director of the Office for Institutional Equity, Yulanda McCarty-Harris, J.D., has the primary responsibility for the resolution of discrimination complaints by faculty, staff and students.
When complaints are not resolved informally, the individual alleging discrimination may file a formal written complaint with the Office for Institutional Equity.
The Office for Institutional Equity will then conduct a thorough investigation and discuss its findings, conclusions and proposed action with the complainant. If necessary, the Office for Institutional Equity may take appropriate remedial action at this point. If the complainant is not satisfied with the resolution by the Office for Institutional Equity, he or she may seek relief through several internal formal grievance procedures, as follows: