The University of Oregon affirms and actively promotes the right of all individuals to equal opportunity in education and employment at this institution without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or any other extraneous consideration not directly and substantively related to effective performance. As a federal contractor, the University of Oregon is committed to affirmative action in employment as a means of ensuring equality of opportunity.
The Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity is responsible for working with all members of the University of Oregon community to ensure that the university is meeting the letter and spirit of its legal obligations related to affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination, and to support the university's commitment to diversity.
Students and employees who feel they have encountered discrimination or harassment should inquire at the Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity for information on their rights, options, and resources. The Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity has information on grievance procedures and referrals. Confidentiality for all parties is respected to the extent possible.
Consistent with its commitment to provide a safe environment for students, faculty and staff, University policy requires that employees who have credible evidence that prohibited discrimination is occurring have a duty to report that information to their supervisor or to the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity. For more information regarding university employee required reporting obligations, including those related to the reporting of child abuse and crimes under the Clery Campus Security Act, please see Summary of Required UO Employee Reporting Responsibilities.
In an effort to ensure that employees understand their duty to report when they have credible evidence that prohibited discrimination may be occurring, the University requires that all full- and part-time employees, including Graduate Teaching Fellows, complete an online training on Workplace Harassment Prevention. Questions about the training can be directed to the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity at 541-346-2971 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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