Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Bibb Graves Hall

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) provides information and resources on Diversity, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action and Title IX. ODI assumes responsibility for the implementation and practice of Diversity Best Practices with faculty, staff and students. We are committed to fostering non-discrimination and non-harassment in the workplace and the educational environment by ensuring compliance with all federal and state laws, local ordinances, and agency requirements that are related to equity and compliance for institutions of higher learning.

This office provides leadership and support toward developing a comprehensive and campus-wide approach to achieving and sustaining a diverse and pluralistic community of students, faculty and staff. We also offer the following services:

• Investigation of complaints of unlawful discrimination against men and women on the basis of any federally protected category.

• Guidance on policy and mediates disputes between JSU personnel and/or students.

• Training in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) policies, Affirmative Action (AA) legislation, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and amendments, sexual harassment, as well as diversity policies, procedures, programs and initiatives.

• Assistance with the coordination of reasonable and appropriate accommodations for employees with documented disabilities.

• Direction to key University personnel on issues of Diversity and Inclusion.

Diversity and Inclusion

Title IX