|The Chief Diversity Officer|
The Chief Diversity Officer is responsible for overseeing the collection and analysis of data, monitoring and reviewing affirmative action policy, compliance and/or procedures, submitting written reports to the President and other college officials, providing counseling and information on diversity and affirmative action issues, serving as liaison between the College community and campus interest groups and working with deans, chairs and directors of administrative units in the development of innovative recruitment efforts.
The CDO also investigates claims brought under the University’s non-discrimination Policies, serves as Title IX Coordinator, Section 504/ADA Coordinator and College Conflicts Officer. If you believe you have been the victim of discrimination or to file a claim/complaint alleging discrimination or harassment, please contact our office.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities at universities receiving federal funds. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion. Anyone of any gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, citizenship status, race or class can suffer from sexual harassment, including sexual violence. If you are uncertain about your options and rights, contact the Title IX Coordinator at once.
The CDO is the liaison to the University Office of Diversity and Recruitment and prepares the college’s annual Affirmative Action Plan and Faculty Diversity Strategic Plan – copies of which are available for review in the Charles Evans Inniss Memorial Library.