DePaul University is committed to protecting and maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination and harassment for all members of the DePaul community. In accordance with our Vincentian values and federal, state and local laws, the university must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the right of individuals to be free from discrimination and harassment is respected. In order to meet these obligations, the Compliance component of the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity (OIDE) has two main responsibilities:
- OIDE has been charged with overseeing the investigation and resolution of complaints of discrimination and harassment on the basis of protected classes filed with the university. The Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and Procedures Policy set forth the policies and procedures related to investigating internal complaints of discrimination and harassment. It reflects the university's commitment to an equitable and respectful professional and academic environment and its commitment to a workplace that has a zero tolerance for discriminatory or harassing behavior. In fulfilling this role, OIDE is responsible for maintaining all records and files related to complaints that are filed. The Compliance arm of OIDE is responsible for the dissemination of information related to the policy, as well as conducting harassment and discrimination prevention training seminars to the university community through its educational and outreach programs.
- OIDE coordinates the university's Affirmative Action Plan (AAP). The AAP is designed to satisfy equal employment opportunity/affirmative action responsibilities as described under Executive Order 11246, as amended, and the implementing rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor. A separate AAP for disabled individuals, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans and Armed Forces service medal veterans has been adopted. This program also has been developed with reliance on affirmative action guidelines issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). (Affirmative Action Appropriate Under Title VII of the Civil rights Act of 1964, As Amended, 29 C.F. R Part 1608).
As required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, DePaul University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in its education programming and activities. For information on how to file a Title IX complaint for sexual violence, sexual harassment or other sex discrimination, please visit the university's Code of Student Responsibility or Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and Procedures.