The Office of Equal Opportunity serves ISU faculty, staff, and students in ensuring equal access to employment and educational opportunities. The Office advances diversity, equity, inclusion, and fairness.  We do this through outreach, education, training, and complaint resolution, as well as through the advancement of ISU’s anti-discrimination/ harassment and affirmative action policies.  We provide resources for individuals who have experienced discrimination or harassment based on identity and protected class, and for those who have experienced power-based interpersonal violence.  The Office provides individuals a safe environment for consultation and advice prior to choosing any particular next steps in their situation. Interactions with The Office of Equal Opportunity are low-risk and private.

View Iowa State University’s Non-Discrimination Statement


To ensure equal access to employment and educational opportunities in support of the university's commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity.


Iowa State University's Office of Equal Opportunity is committed to promoting a working and learning environment free of discrimination or harassment by complying with all federal, state and local laws pertaining to anti-discrimination, the American with Disabilities Act, and Title IX.  To that end, we work toward a campus climate that is supportive of equity through complaint resolution, advice, education, outreach, and intervention.


Title IX Training Materials

Iowa State University is committed to creating a welcoming and respectful educational, work, living, and campus environment that is free from all forms of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. The Department of Education Office for Civil Rights requires the personnel involved in the receipt and resolution of complaints of Title IX sexual harassment receive training specific to their roles in the process, as well as to promote due process.  The training materials used to train personnel include:

Coordinators:  Husch Blackwell Title IX Training 2020

PowerPoint Presentation

Best Practices Checklist

Investigators: Husch Blackwell Title IX Training 2020

PowerPoint Presentation

Title IX trainings, for Deputy Coordinators, Investigators, and Decision-Makers

Powerpoint Presentation







News and Announcements

2020 EO Annual Report

2019 EO Annual Report

AAU Campus Climate Survey

May 16, 2018

In YEAR, Iowa State released its data from the Association of American Universities (AAU) Campus Climate Survey. Twenty-six AAU members, including Iowa State, and one non-AAU university participated in the survey focusing on sexual assault, sexual misconduct and sexual harassment. In a three-week period in April 2015, more than 5,200 Iowa State students completed the web-based survey.

View the results from the survey.

For more interesting articles from around the web, check out the University OEO Bulletin page.

Green Dot

May 16, 2018

Iowa State University currently follows the Green Dot violence prevention program. Learn more about Green Dot through our partners at the Student Wellness Center.