Our Commitment to Equity and Inclusion
The University at Albany condemns all forms of discrimination and harassment, whether subtle or overt, and expects that all members of the University community join in assuring that all of our community members are accorded the dignity and respect they deserve. This includes all terms, conditions and privileges of employment and access for students, faculty and staff.
It is the mission of the Office of Equity & Compliance to support UAlbany's commitment to providing a living, learning and working experience that is safe, welcoming and free from workplace discrimination and sexual violence.
UAlbany's commitment to equity and compliance is demonstrated through our efforts to promote equal opportunity and maintain a safe, accessible, inclusive and welcoming educational and working environment.
Our Role at UAlbany
The Office of Equity & Compliance oversees University-wide compliance with University policies, state laws and federal laws that prohibit discrimination and sexual misconduct. No one shall be subject to retaliation for initiating or participating in a complaint process.
To ensure compliance, the Office of Equity & Compliance:
conducts prompt, fair and unbiased investigations into allegations of workplace discrimination, sexual misconduct, and retaliation
identifies patterns of these forms of misconduct in need of address
conducts student and staff trainings related to these topics
provides information about on and office campus resources and support services
coordinates campus-wide efforts to ensure that diversity, equity and inclusion are prioritized, as outlined in the Strategic Plan
UAlbany’s nondiscrimination policy affects all employment practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, benefits, compensation, training, educational opportunities and terminations.
We serve the entire University community, which includes, but is not limited to, faculty, staff, students, guests, vendors, and contractors associated with UAlbany.
Educational programs and activities covered include, but are not limited to, admission, recruitment, financial aid, treatment and services, counseling and guidance, classroom assignments, grading, vocational education, recreation, physical education, athletics, housing, sanctions, discipline and employment, as well as any other activity, opportunity or program.