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Office of Equity & Affirmative Action
"Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action are shared responsibilities of the entire University community, including the administration, faculty, academic staff, classified staff and students."
(from the UW Oshkosh Affirmative Action Policy)
It is the goal of the office to ensure that all members of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh community are able to engage in academic pursuits, obtain and maintain employment, and utilize university services without experiencing discrimination based upon race, religion, creed, color, sex, gender identity/expression, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, relationship to other employees, sexual orientation, disability, veteran's status, membership in the National Guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state, arrest or conviction record, political affiliation, or other protected status.
In addition, the office is committed to act affirmatively to eliminate under utilization of and increase opportunities for women and members of racial and ethnic minorities that have traditionally experienced discrimination.
About the Office of Equity and Affirmative Action
The UW Oshkosh Office of Equity and Affirmative Action:
- Assists search committees in developing a search process which strives to create a diverse pool of applicants, provide an equal opportunity for all applicants to demonstrate their suitability for the position, and to ensure that the interview and selection processes are free from discrimination based upon any protected status.
- Offers programming for the UW Oshkosh community about affirmative action and equal employment laws, discrimination, harassment, cultural diversity, gender issues, and the process for hiring employees.
- Monitors changes in the University workforce and makes recommendations to increase the recruitment and retention of underrepresented groups.
- Provides assistance to individuals who have concerns and questions about discrimination, and racial, ethnic, or sexual harassment.
- Administers internal discrimination grievance and harassment procedures and conducts investigations relative to complaints.
- Serves as a resource for members of the University community who need resource materials, information, or advice.
- Develops and distributes the annual Federal Affirmative Action Plan and the biannual State Plan. The current state and federal affirmative action plans are on file in the Office of Equity and Affirmative Action and can be viewed upon request.
- Participates in developing and updating University policies and programs to provide and retain a diverse workplace.
Dempsey Hall 211
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Monday-Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Our office feels strongly about your input and answering your questions. If you have questions, please contact our office at (920) 424-2296.