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Workplace Harassment Prevention 

More-frequent training, guidelines for investigations, and consent decrees that force employers to identify and combat discrimination were among the suggestions from experts who testified at a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) hearing on how to prevent harassment in the workplace. Click here to learn more. 

How To Avoid Ageism in the Workplace 

Younger people are as likely to bail for a better opportunity as older ones are. Many mature employees are more interested in the challenge and the environment than in a rocket-to-the-stars career path. But age discrimination persists. There’s a solution to the age discrimination problem. Click Here to learn more about the ways to secure yourself against age discrimination.

Awareness of 'Privilege' Can Improve Inclusion

Individuals without an apparent disability have something of which these people are probably not even aware: “non-disabled privilege”.   Non-disabled privilege means that “the world accommodates and validates your way of moving and communicating” and that “you’re free to go anywhere without worrying about accessibility.” Click here for more information.

White House Task Force to Prevent and Address Campus Sexual Misconduct

 The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault (“Task Force”) was established in 2014 to focus on the seriousness and urgency of addressing sexual misconduct1 at colleges and universities. In 2017 a set of guidelines was released from the Obama Administration for college presidents, chancellors, and senior advisors to combat sexual assault on their campuses. Click Here to learn more.      

Trump Officials Reverse Obama’s Policy on Affirmative Action in Schools

The Trump administration said that it was abandoning Obama administration policies that called on universities to consider race as a factor in diversifying their campuses, signaling that the administration will champion race-blind admissions standards. Click Here to learn more.

Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap

You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over a lifetime. But what does that mean? Are women paid less because the women choose lower-paying jobs? Click here to learn the facts and other related information.

Workplace Sexual Harassment – AAUW : Empowering Women Since 1881

Global diversity professionals say that, to create a workplace environment that prevents offensive language, it’s important to be aware of the differences in individuals' expressions and how these individuals tend to interact and communicate with colleagues. Click here to learn more about unintentional offenses and the lessons learned.

Understanding the Law

Three laws have had a dramatic effect on the way sexual assault claims are adjudicated on America’s campuses.
Click here to learn about the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Family Educational Rights and Family Act (FERPA) and the Clery Act.

Know Your Place: Workplace Sexual Harassment 

Sexual harassment includes offensive or pervasive conduct in the workplace related to a person’s sex that negatively affects a reasonable person’s employment. Unfortunately, sexual harassment is common in workplaces throughout the United States. Click here for further information.

Illegal Interview Questions

Federal and state laws prohibit employers from asking certain interview questions that are not related to job hiring. Interviewers should not ask questions related to race, color, arrest records, disability or marital status.
Click here to access the guide to non-discriminatory interviewing.


What's Happening @ Iowa State University 

Gender Roles: Men and Women are not so different after all

Gender is a large part of our identity that is often defined by our psychological differences. Not surprisingly, those differences are reflected in many gender stereotypes – men rarely share their feelings, while women are more emotional – but an Iowa State University researcher says in reality men and women are more alike than we may think. Click here for more information.

Embracing the Diversity among Iowa State Students

An Iowa State associate professor, along with the help of a graduate student, is translating his lectures in Chinese, along with English, after he realized the international students were having a difficult time keeping up with class discussions and activities. Click on the link to view the video.