The Office of Diversity and Inclusion supports academic freedom and the need to engage diverse points of view. We recognize that certain ideas, concepts, and research shared on college campuses can, at times, be unsettling and challenge established beliefs and worldviews. We believe that broadening worldviews and deepening our understanding of the experiences and perceptions of others is the hallmark of a high quality education.
Federally recognized discrimination is based on the following Acts:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, national origin, religion, and gender identity.
- The Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit employment discrimination against individuals with disabilities and requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to allow employees with disabilities to do their jobs.
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which prohibits age discrimination against individuals who are age 40 and over.
- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which prohibits discrimination against a woman because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth.
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibit discrimination based on disability, race, and color, and national origin in programs that receive federal financial assistance.
- Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Act of 1974, which prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against protected veterans, and requires these employers to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote and retain these veterans.
This website is intended to facilitate communication regarding the experiences and perceptions of different parties within the University and, as a result, improve the atmosphere and climate for the benefit of all. We believe that understanding how others perceive and experience us -- as members of the University community -- is crucial to building awareness and knowledge.
If you believe you have experienced or have witnessed discrimination, on or near campus, and you'd like to tell us about it, you can make a report here or contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 470-578-2614. Our aim is to make this a welcoming and inclusive community for everyone.