Services We Offer
Faculty, staff, and students may meet with the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) staff to consult about concerns they think might be related to discrimination or harassment. These consultations are aimed at clarifying issues and identifying appropriate actions, options, possible solutions, and available resources and support. Issues and disputes that are not related to OEO may be referred to other campus units for appropriate resources or resolution.
A facilitated conversation is a constructive dialogue between two or more individuals that offers space for voices to be heard and perspectives to be shared. Because it is a conversation, working toward a particular resolution or agreement is not the intended outcome. In addition, the facilitated conversation is not part of and does not imply or initiate, any formal complaint or investigation. Rather, the conversation itself offers an informal resolution to the concerns an individual has engaged our office to address.
Mediation is a process for parties to resolve a dispute with the help of a neutral EO Specialist who helps them discuss their conflict/differences toward jointly resolving their concerns. The EO Specialist does not “take a side.” The EO Specialist guides the process, and the parties do the work of making decisions and coming up with solutions.
OEO offers multiple opportunities for training and education for individuals, departments, and units, in multiple platforms and formats on a wide range of topics. To fill out a presentation request form, please visit the Training, Learning and Development page.