The mission of the Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion & Resolution Services works with students, faculty, and staff, to foster a climate of inclusion, access, and opportunity. Our office collaborates across all divisions of the University to build community and cultivate a culture of respect, safety, and equity that recognizes the value of diversity in all its forms.
Syracuse University does not discriminate on any protected category. This includes admissions, treatment, employment and/or access to its programs and activities. The University prohibits harassment or discrimination related to any protected category. The protected categories include creed, ethnic or national origin, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, marital status, political or social affiliation, age, race, color, veteran status, military status, religion, sexual orientation, domestic violence status, gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender.
This office is responsible for making sure that the University complies with all state and federal laws pertaining to accommodations, access, sexual & relationship violence, discrimination and harassment among other things. These laws include:
- Title IX, Title VI, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
- The American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- New York State Human Rights Law
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)
- Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA)
We train and educate the campus community around diversity and inclusion and work with all colleges and business units to complete the University’s Affirmative Action Plan. We coordinate staff leave accommodations, lead campus-wide disability efforts and disability accommodations. Our office also investigates and resolves allegations of discrimination, harassment, bias, and misconduct.
Syracuse University strives to respect the rights of others and while we respect everyone’s right to freedom of speech, with those rights comes a responsibility; to do so in ways that are appropriate and sensitive to the rest of the community.