Affirmative action office Goals and mission
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN/EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
The State University College at Oneonta reaffirms its commitment to policies of affirmative action and equal opportunity. The College pursues rigorous programs of affirmative action in its educational and employment practices. The College is committed to recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting persons at all employment levels without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, pregnancy, national origin (including ancestry), disability, being a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity, marital status, or any other protected category.
The College administrative and supervisory personnel share responsibility to see that these policies are administered equitably in employment decisions and for promotional opportunities, as well as in personnel actions relating to compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, institutionally sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs.
The complete Affirmative Action Plan is updated yearly and may be available upon request.
Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the recipient’s Title IX coordinator or to the Office of Civil Rights.
GOALS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICE
- Accepting, investigating, and resolving formal and informal complaints of discrimination and harassment, including:
- Sexual harassment and sexual violence;
- Bias in hiring, promotion, training, and other personnel actions and decisions;
- Bias in the classroom, including grading and assignments;
- Hostile environments at work and in the classroom based on sex, race, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, or age.
- Conducting training, education, and conversations about equal employment opportunity, equal educational opportunity, discrimination, and affirmative action;
- Writing and publishing the College's Affirmative Action Plan, in conjunction with Human Resources;
- Working with the campus Affirmative Action Advisory Committee and the Tri-Partite Committee;
- Reviewing the existing grievance procedures and recommending any potential modification to those procedures, with the advice of the Affirmative Action Advisory Committee, the Tri-Partite Committee and the campus community at large;
- Working with other campus organizations and entities, including University Police, Student Conduct, Center for Multicultural Experiences, Residential Life, EOP, GSRC, Student Disability Services and the Health and Counseling Center to confront potential issues of discrimination, harassment, and bias in the campus community;
- Maintaining accurate records regarding Affirmative Action and Title IX issues on campus and periodically making reports to outside institutions or agencies;
- Oversight and coordination of campus-wide compliance with Title IX.