Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
The University of Akron is an Equal Education and Employment Institution. View our Non-Discrimination Statement for more information.
The EEO Office investigates concerns regarding behavior of employees or third parties surrounding discrimination and harassment involving protected classes, such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, military status, genetic information or status as a veteran.
Complaints under Title IX
Complaints filed involving allegations covered by Title IX are handled in accordance with the University's Interim Title IX & Gender-Based Misconduct Policy and Protocol. For more information on that process, including a copy of the policy, visit the University's Title IX website.
Complaints that do not involve allegations under the University's Interim Title IX & Gender-Based Misconduct Policy and Protocol are investigated using the EEO's complaint process. An overview of the EEO Complaint process can be found here.
The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution operating under nondiscrimination provisions of Title 41, Ohio Revised Code; Titles VI, VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, as amended; Executive Order 11246, as amended; Vocational Rehabilitation Act section 504; Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act, as amended; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended as related to admissions, treatment of students, programs and activities, and employment practices.
It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at the University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or status as a veteran. The University of Akron prohibits sexual harassment of any form in all aspects of employment and in its programs and activities and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual and racial or ethnic orientation in employment and admissions.
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Reasonable Accommodations Request for Faculty and Staff
The University of Akron is committed to the prevention of disability-based discrimination as defined by state and federal law and to equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals. The University's policies and procedures strive to increase inclusion and to provide full and equal access to programs, activities, benefits and services of the university. The Office of Employee Relations and the ADA Coordinator work with other campus offices to remove environmental barriers and to provide reasonable accommodations to enable employees with disabilities to fully realize their potential and to contribute fully to the work of the University.
To initiate a request, please fill out the Employee/Applicant Request for Accommodation form.
Reasonable Accommodations Request for Students
To initiate a request, please fill out the Student Request for Accommodation form.
For any issues around Campus Accessibility, call Tami Hannon in Human Resources at (330) 972-8201
The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws. This commitment is to ensure the prompt and full utilization of protected classes by ensuring equal opportunity in employment opportunities with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap/disability, gender identity and veteran status. The University of Akron will seek to recruit, employ and promote qualified members of protected classes as defined by law. A great public university also is a diverse university, serving its communities best when it reflects their composition and offers all industrious and capable individuals the means to pursue the American Dream. To achieve this ideal, I personally endorse this policy and expect full cooperation and assistance from everyone involved in or associated with hiring, developing and promoting personnel.
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is a federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in higher education.
Questions about Title IX may be directed to Mike Strong, Interim Title IX Coordinator, whose office is located at the Student Union 152, Akron, OH 44325-4612. He may be reached at 330-972-6048 or email@example.com.
Our Deputy Title IX Coordinator for employees is Emily Lenke, 330-972-6195 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions also may be directed to the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights at 800-421-3481.
Ohio Civil Rights Commission
Akron Government Bldg., Suite 205
161 S. High Street
Akron, OH 44308
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
1375 Euclid Avenue, Suite 600
Cleveland, OH 44115
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
55 Erieview Plaza, Suite 520
Cleveland, OH 44114
Department of Education
Office of Civil Rights