To build an environment where equity and diversity are truly valued beyond verbal commitments and mere tolerance.
To create a campus climate where the principles of affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity are an integral part of campus life.
To develop a learning, working and living environment for students, employees and other members of the University Community which values the diverse backgrounds of all people.
To establish a set of programmatic objectives which provide for the access and advancement of persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities with respect to employment and enrollment opportunities.
To educate the University community on affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity principles.
Seek to eliminate all discrimination within the University community.
Develop and coordinate affirmative action and equal opportunity policies and procedures.
Promote equity within the University.
Handle complaints of discrimination and harassment involving faculty, staff, and students.
Provide training in affirmative action and equal opportunity employment including sexual harassment, diversity, and equity issues.
Monitor progress in meeting the University’s affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity commitments.
Serve as a resource center for the University on AA/EO issues.
Communicate information regarding laws, regulations, and policies in the realm of affirmative action and equal opportunity to members of the University campus.
Assist in identification of problem areas with respect to the Massachusetts
State Plan for Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Diversity and make
recommendations for remedial actions.
Last Modified: September 21, 2010