The Office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Disability Compliance and the Title IX Coordinator is both an administrative unit of, and a resource center for, the University community. The Office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Disability Compliance and the Title IX Coordinator develops policies and procedures and has overall responsibility for providing leadership, coordination, and oversight of the University's affirmative action, equal opportunity, disability compliance and Title IX initiatives.
An affirmative action program contains a set of specific, result-oriented procedures to which a University commits itself and applies a good faith effort to achieve. The objective of those procedures, plus similar efforts, is equal employment opportunity. Affirmative Action remedies past discrimination by establishing action-oriented programs for the integration of minorities and women in the workforce including students. The Office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Disability Compliance and the Title IX Coordinator assists departments in identifying and recruiting qualified minorities and women for positions at the University.
Equal Opportunity requires the elimination of existing discriminatory conditions, whether purposeful or inadvertent. The University is continuing to systematically examine all policies and procedures to be sure that they do not operate to the detriment of any person on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, political belief or affiliation, and veteran status. The University requires that the practices of those responsible in matters of employment and education, including all supervisors and faculty, are non-discriminatory. The Office of Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Disability Compliance and the Title IX Coordinator provides assistance in ensuring affirmative action, equal opportunity, disability and Title IX compliance to all faculty, staff and students, and is the liaison for state and federal compliance agencies.
Last Modified: October 26, 2011
Title IX Coordinator
Boyden Hall, Room 206
131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325