Office of Equal Opportunity Services ("EOS")
Formerly Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity
153 Student Service Center 2/ Affirmative Action Building 526
Ultimate responsibility for achievement of equal employment and educational opportunity at the University of Houston rests with the President. The responsibility and authority to direct the Office of Equal Opportunity Services are delegated by the President to the Executive Director of Affirmative Action/EEO.
General responsibilities of the EEO include: developing and implementing affirmative action and equal opportunity programs; ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations; determining the 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 Interim Sexual Harassment Policy or the Complaints Policy.
Statement of Nondiscrimination
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 System prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
The University of Houston provides a mechanism for students to address grievances that arise over alleged discrimination as prohibited by Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and all other federal and state regulations. The Executive Director of Affirmative Action/EEO, is the designated Title IX Coordinator, ADA Coordinator, Section 504 Coordinator, Title VI Coordinator, Texas Educational Opportunity Plan Coordinator, and the Equal Employment and Education Opportunity Compliance Officer.