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Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity

Central Michigan University, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight.

Affirmative action is a set of specific and results-oriented measures taken to bring about equal opportunity. At CMU, the Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity coordinates and monitors the university's affirmative action/equal opportunity efforts and programs to assure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Executive Order 11246, and other relevant state and federal statutes.‚Äč

The office supervises the maintenance of related reports and records, provides and develops related educational programs and materials, offers guidance and advice to all community members on the university's nondiscrimination and affirmative action policies and procedures, assists departments with recruitment and retention activities, and receives and resolves complaints of discrimination from students, employees and others.

Mission

To develop, encourage and promote a positive campus environment that enhances the underlying principles as well as the stated policies of affirmative action, diversity, and equal access for all, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, height, weight, marital status, familial status, disability, veterans status, sexual orientation, or political persuasion, except where such a distinction is required by law.