Mission Statement

The Office of Equity and Diversity continues the longstanding commitment by Eastern Connecticut State University to affirmative action, equity, and diversity. This Office advises the President and supports the University community on hiring practices and procedures, affirmative action plans, equity policies and civil rights issues. This Office is also responsible for ensuring the University’s compliance with all state and federal laws pertaining to equity and diversity. These include Title VII and Title IX of the Civil Rights Act, state and federal affirmative action and sexual harassment laws and regulations, The American with Disabilities Act, as well as the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

The Office of Equity and Diversity continues Eastern’s efforts to promote a positive campus environment through the implementation of training and related services in collaboration with other departments of the University.