Formerly Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity
153 Student Service Center 2
Affirmative Action Building 526
The university provides equal treatment and opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
General responsibilities of EOS include: developing and implementing affirmative action and equal opportunity programs; ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations; determining reporting data needs; reviewing and coordinating with the Department of Human Resources, the Provost's Office and the Dean of Students Office all relevant faculty, staff and student policies and procedures; working closely with academic and nonacademic administrators to develop and monitor faculty and staff recruitment placement and promotion programs to ensure nondiscrimination and affirmative action; coordinating and delivering prevention training on sexual harassment and the American with Disabilities Act; assisting in the planning and presentation of diversity programs; investigating and/or resolving grievances filed pursuant to the Discrimination Harassment Policy and the Sexual Misconduct Policy.
The University of Houston provides a mechanism for students to address grievances that arise over alleged discrimination, harrasment or sexual misconduct. Please contact EOS if you experience discrimination, harassment or sexual misconduct.