Our mission is...
To foster a campus free from discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct.
To ensure diversity, equity and inclusion in hiring and retention of faculty and staff, in admissions and student success.
About our Office
The Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Office provides supportive measures for those who have been impacted by discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct, while investigating potential violations of Title IX or University policy. The office also monitors compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Supportive measures include assistance with academic matters, financial aid, scheduling, counseling, no contact directives, and more.
Retaliation against any person involved in the complaint or investigative process is not tolerated and may constitute a separate violation of Title IX or University policy.
Complaints can be handled on a formal or informal basis. A formal complaint process involves investigating the allegations, findings and recommendations for a course of action. The informal process can involve mediation, facilitated or restorative dialogue or other dispute resolution modalities appropriate to the situation.
Definition of Title IX and the ADA
Title IX is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in schools and educational institutions funded by the federal government. The ADA protects individuals from discrimination or harassment based on their disability. More information is available on the ADA website.
Regulations for equal employment opportunity also recognize that all qualified job applicants will be considered for employment at Weber State University regardless of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.