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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Business Resource Groups
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.