The University of Oregon is firmly committed to creating a workforce that reflects the diversity of qualified individuals in the labor market. It is the policy of the university to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles, without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or other extraneous consideration not directly and substantively related to merit or performance.
General responsibility for development and implementation of the AAP is assigned to the Director of the Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity (OAA&EO), who oversees the affirmative action compliance function for the university. The president, vice presidents, faculty, managers, and supervisors are individually and collectively committed to implementing this program. The cooperation and diligence of everyone involved in implementation is expected and is included as a component of their individual performance evaluation.