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- Affirmative Action
- Sexual Misconduct & Title IX
- Discrimination & Other Concerns
Oregon State University is committed to creating and maintaining an equitable and inclusive working and learning environment. All individuals who are participating in university programs and activities, and all those who apply to participate in university programs and activities, have the right to do so fully, free from prohibited discrimination and discriminatory harassment.
Conduct, either intentional or unintentional, based on a protected status that:
Conduct towards an individual (or group of individuals), based on protected status, that is unwelcome and sufficiently severe or pervasive that:
The university prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, citizenship, marital or family status, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, protected veteran status / service in the uniformed service, or any other status protected by law or OSU policy.
View OSU’s Full Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment Policy.
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (EOA) documents any reports made to EOA that involve potential unlawful discrimination or discriminatory harassment. Individuals are encouraged to promptly report concerns to EOA or to otherwise document any incidents involving conduct that may constitute unlawful discrimination or discriminatory harassment.
EOA can provide information on available rights and resources and consultation to individuals even if they do not submit a formal complaint to EOA and even if they do not want to proceed with a resolution into their situation. For individuals seeking a resolution through EOA, several informal resolution options are available or EOA may proceed with an investigation when the alleged conduct could violate OSU policy.
OSU employees who are represented by a union are encouraged to consult with their union steward or collective bargaining agreement immediately if they plan to bring a concern to EOA, as consulting with EOA may impact deadlines or employee rights under their respective collective bargaining agreement.
Filing a complaint of discrimination and harassment with EOA does not preclude you from filing with other federal or state agencies.
EOA is not a confidential office. We keep reports made to our office as private and confidential as possible during and after EOA’s involvement in a matter, but we may need to share information with other offices (such as Human Resources) so that we can best assist with the concern. We protect complaint and investigation information to the fullest extent allowed by relevant laws.
In order to protect the safety of the campus community, there are some circumstances EOA may need to proceed with an investigation or other appropriate action even if the person reporting specifically requests that the matter not be pursued.
There are confidential offices on and off campus who can hear concerns and provide support, but are not required to take action with the information. Visit Resources for confidential campus and community resources or contact the University Ombuds Office, which is a confidential university resource available to all students and employees
Information on the Oregon Workplace Fairness Act
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