It is the mission of the Office of Equity and Compliance (OEC) to support the University at Albany's commitment to providing a living, learning, and working experience that is safe, welcoming, and free from workplace discrimination and sexual violence. The OEC oversees University-wide compliance with University at Albany policies and state and federal laws that prohibit all forms of discriminatory behavior and sexual misconduct. We are fully committed to the prevention and elimination of all forms of discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence.

The University at Albany's commitment to equity and inclusion is demonstrated through our efforts in promoting equal opportunity and maintaining a safe, accessible, and welcoming educational and working environment that is free from all forms of discrimination.

The Office of Equity and Compliance conducts unbiased investigations into allegations of workplace discrimination and sexual violence, and provides student and staff trainings related to these topics. The population served includes, but is not limited to, faculty, staff, students, patients, guests, vendors, and contractors associated with UAlbany.

The Director of Equity and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator’s responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the University’s response to discrimination, which includes all forms of sexual violence, to ensure prompt and equitable resolution of all complaints;
  • Overseeing investigations of workplace discrimination and sexual violence to ensure a fair and impartial process for all community members;
  • Providing a central place to report an incident and overseeing the reporting process;
  • Providing information about university policies and procedures;
  • Providing information about campus and community resources;
  • Facilitating academic and residential accommodations to address safety concerns and to support victims and complainants so that academic and professional pursuits may continue unimpeded;
  • Collaborating with community partners to assist with a resolution that balances the needs of the individuals involved with those of the larger community;
  • Keeping records to ensure that patterns of behavior are identified;
  • Coordinating training, education, and prevention programs for the entire University Community.

Please reach out to the Office of Equity and Compliance to report any incidence of workplace discrimination.

You can also report bias incidents to the University’s Bias Incident Response Team, which coordinates the University’s response to reported bias incidents and, if necessary, issues recommendations to the appropriate University officials.

Contact the Office

Office of Equity and Compliance
University at Albany
Hudson Building
Building 25, Suite 117
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222 

Phone: (518) 442-3800

Email: [email protected]

Amelia Barbadoro - Director of Equity and Compliance & Title IX Coordinator

Amelia Barbadoro, J.D., Ph.D.
Director of Equity and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator