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Office of Equity and Inclusion


The Office of Equity and Inclusion ("OEI") performs the following four functions in service to the University community:

Affirmative Action Plan
The Office of Equity and Inclusion is responsible for developing the University's Affirmative Action Plan and for maintaining data on all employment activity.  The staff reviews University policies, practices, and procedures for EO/AA compliance.

Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy
The Office of Equity and Inclusion administers the University's Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy.  Students and employees should direct complaints of alleged discrimination/harassment to the Office of Equity and Inclusion. The office investigates complaints that are made on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and/or genetic information.

Recruitment and Selection Practices
The Office of Equity and Inclusion monitors the University's recruitment and selection activities for EO/AA compliance. Additionally, OEI is available to provide trainings and meet one-on-one with search committees.

Trainings and Educational Programs
The Office of Equity and Inclusion contracts with EverFi to provide online trainings covering discrimination and hasrassment based on protected classes as well as sexual harassment.  OEI staff presents to classes and departments upon request.  Additionally, OEI is available to participate in orientation sessions.

Click Here for Eastern Kentucky University's University Diversity Plan (UDP).  The plan is written by the University Diversity Office and submitted to the Council on Post-Secondary Education for the 2016-2021 years.

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