Working under the supervision of the President of Illinois State University, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (OEOA) oversees and enforces the University's program to prevent, detect, and respond appropriately to violations of University policy and applicable state and federal laws related to anti-harassment and non-discrimination statutes. To accomplish these duties, the OEOA's primary areas of accountability include responsibility for internal investigations relating to allegations of violations of the Anti-Harassment and Non-Discrimination policy, oversight of ADA policies and procedures, coordination of University's affirmative action plan to integrate core values of diversity and equity into all aspects of recruitment, screening and selection of qualified job applicants, and advising on issues related to fostering an inclusive environment, and providing educational trainings and diversity resources to faculty, staff, students, administrators.
Illinois State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and anti-harassment. Illinois State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, order of protection, gender identity and expression, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, unfavorable military discharge, or status as a veteran in employment, educational programs and activities, or admissions. Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to:
Lisa M. Huson, J.D.
Acting Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access
Hovey Hall Rm. 208, Campus Box 1280
Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-1280
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