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The Office of Institutional Equity & Access (OIEA) advances a diverse, equitable, and supportive campus culture through our commitment to fulfilling the spirit of inclusion and equal opportunity within the University community.

What We Do

The Office of Institutional Equity & Access is UT Southwestern’s primary office responsible for:

  • Enforcing the University’s equal opportunity policies
  • Facilitating the accommodation process for employees and applicants with disabilities
  • Advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation
  • Fostering a campus environment that is inclusive, respectful, and free from discrimination and harassment


Diversity & Inclusion

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We celebrate diversity, cultivate inclusion, and advance equity at UT Southwestern through a leadership-driven approach that encompasses the entire campus community. Throughout the talent life cycle, we combine empirical research with a human-centered framework to inform our programming, training, consultation, and outreach activities.

Business Resource Groups D&I Historical Timeline Education & Skill-Building Programs & Events Request Diversity & Inclusion Training

Equal Opportunity

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We enforce UT Southwestern’s equal opportunity policies, facilitate the accommodation process for employees and applicants with disabilities, and investigate complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Report Discrimination Request Equal Opportunity Training Request ADA Accommodations Policies

Title IX

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We support UT Southwestern’s mission to create and maintain an educational and work environment free from all forms of sexual harassment, misconduct, exploitation, violence, and intimidation, where all students, faculty, and staff can learn, work and thrive.

Learn About Title IX & Sexual Misconduct Report Title IX Incident Connect with a Coordinator

Employment Equity

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We ensure that all people have fair and equal access to employment opportunities at UT Southwestern. Affirmative action identifies underrepresentation in the workplace and outlines strategies to recruit, retain, and advance qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans to meet the goals of UT Southwestern’s Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Statement.

Employment Equity

Business Resource Groups

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UT Southwestern’s six Business Resource Groups offer their membership a positive and inclusive environment and opportunities for facilitating personal growth, institutional advancement, health, and wellness.

Business Resource Groups

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Asian Pacific Islander
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Highlights & Recognition

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Management and leadership composed of women

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Members in our Employee Business Resource Groups

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Student internships granted to undergraduate students through the Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Leadership Program since 1993

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Insight into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award Winner

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Recipient of the North Texas Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives Diversity and Inclusion Award

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Diversity & Inclusion or BRG events and programs hosted on the UTSW campus annually

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Training participants reached annually

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Best Employer

Recognized as one of the nation’s best employers for women in the workplace and for new graduates

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Top Quality

Recognized for the our quality of care and the significance of our discoveries — View Details