We enforce the University’s equal opportunity policies, facilitate the accommodation process for employees and applicants with disabilities, and serve as a neutral and independent investigatory unit for addressing complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
The Division of Equal Opportunity advances a diverse, equitable, and supportive University culture through our commitment to fulfilling the spirit of equal opportunity laws and policies, as well as building awareness of UT Southwestern policies and recommended practices regarding equity and nondiscrimination within the University community.
To fulfill our mission, the Division of Equal Opportunity provides:
- A mechanism for responding to, investigating, and resolving complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
- Oversight of and support for the University’s compliance efforts in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, harassment and discrimination prevention, retaliation, and compliance with all applicable state and federal civil rights laws
- University liaison with external agencies including the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), and the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
- ADA Accommodations
We provide determination of eligibility and processing of reasonable accommodation requests for employees and applicants with disabilities.
We provide education for hiring managers and search committees regarding effective best practices to facilitate inclusive recruitment processes and to minimize the impact of implicit bias.
We provide information, consultation, training, and resources for the University community with regard to diversity, harassment and discrimination prevention, retaliation, affirmative action, equal opportunity, and disability matters.
In accordance with ETH-151: Equal Opportunity, the Division of Equal Opportunity serves as a neutral and independent investigatory unit for addressing complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation at UT Southwestern.
We are able to assist:
Requests include Reasonable Accommodations Due to Disability , Religious Accommodations, Service or Emotional Support Animal in Campus Housing, and more.
Access University policies related to Equal Opportunity.
Utilize training provided by Equal Opportunity Staff or online recommended resources.