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Ch. 9 Division of Inclusion and Equity

A. Objectives

The objectives of the Division of Inclusion and Equity are to: coordinate and provide leadership and services to advance the University's mission, vision, and values related to inclusion, equity, and social justice, direct diversity planning and coordinate diversity programming for the University, and address equity issues and civil rights compliance in collaboration with other divisions and units. 

B. Offices

1. Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

This office provides leadership for all facets of promoting and monitoring equal employment opportunity and the University's affirmative action program. The Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office monitors the implementation of the Board of Trustee's Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, develops educational programs on affirmative action and equal opportunity laws, policies, and procedures as well as issues of harrassment and discrimination, and investigates and addresses related complaints. 

2. Disability Support Resources

This office promotes the full inclusion of individuals with disabilities, and supports the University's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of the Department of Education. Its mission is to provide support resources and accommodations that enhance the environment for persons with disabilities, and help to educate the university community on disability issues. 

3. Title IX

The Title IX office is responsible for monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of the University's Title IX compliance, including the coordination of training, education, communication, and administration of procedures for addressing complaints of sexual discrimination, which is sexual harrassment and sexual misconduct including sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking, for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University. 

4. Office of Multicultural Affairs

The mission of the Office of Multicultural Affairs is to support efforts in recruiting and retaining diverse students; to educate, engage and empower all students to live in a multicultural world; and to advocate for a socially just campus environment. This is accomplished in partnership with students, faculty, staff and community through the delivery of education, programs and services.

5. Women's Center

The mission of the Women's Center is to advocate for gender justice through education, engagement, and empowerment of women students and the greater GVSU community. This is accomplished in partnership with students, faculty, staff and community through the delivery of education, programs and services. 

6. Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center

The mission of the Milton E. Ford LGBT Resource Center is to educate, support and empower students to lead authentic lives, to challenge systems of gender and sexuality, and to work for social justice. This is accomplished in partnership with students, faculty, staff and community through the delivery of education, programs and services. 

 

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