Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives
Wilson Hall, Room 203
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
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Office of Inclusion

Mission Statement

The Oakland University Board of Trustees has made an unwavering commitment to equality of opportunity for all persons. In a society that relies on an informed, educated citizenry, no one should be denied the opportunity to attain his or her fullest potential. Therefore, the university has established a goal to build a community that welcomes and honors all persons and provides equal opportunity in education and employment consistent with all applicable laws.
Equal Opportunity
Policy

Oakland University, as an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable state and federal laws regarding anti-discrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. 

It is the policy of Oakland University that there shall be no discrimination against any person on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, height, weight, disability, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, marital status, familial status, or veteran status.  The university shall affirmatively follow the provisions of applicable State and Federal anti-discrimination legislation in all of its activities in this area and so reaffirms its policy at this time.

Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to the director of the Office of Inclusion at 203 Wilson Hall, (248) 370-3496.

 

Services
 
Recruitment
The Office of Inclusion works with departments engaged in faculty and staff searches to ensure equal opportunity in recruiting and the selection process.
 
Compliance
The Office of Inclusion is responsible for annually updating the university's Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) and provides oversight for the university's compliance efforts in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and discrimination and harassment prevention. The director of the Office of Inclusion is the Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 coordinator and the Title IX coordinator.
 
Training
The Office of Inclusion provides training to faculty and staff regarding best practices in diversity inclusion, discrimination and harassment prevention, and equal opportunity.
 
Outreach
In collaboration with other departments, the Office of Inclusion provides leadership to promote a supportive climate for all who work at the university. The Office of Inclusion works closely with various campus constituent groups, including employee resource groups representing the interests of faculty and staff of color, women, and the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community.
 
Complaints
The Office of Inclusion investigates complaints of discrimination and harassment. Please contact the Office of Inclusion, 203 Wilson Hall, (248) 370-3496, immediately if you are the victim or witness of discrimination or harassment. Refer to the Complaint Process on this website for more information.