University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
Office for Equity and Diversity

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

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The University of Minnesota's Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) was founded in 1972 to ensure that all University community members uphold federal and state civil rights laws and regulations, as well as University equal opportunity policies.

The EOAA Office envisions a University community that is equitable—one that values the diversity of its workforce and student body and is free from discrimination and harassment. We advise individuals and departments about perceived, existing and potential discrimination, harassment, retaliation and potential violations of the policy against nepotism through consultation and investigation.

We also provide educational programming on issues related to harassment, discrimination, bullying, religious discrimination and the hiring process. Further, the EOAA Office is responsible for recommending changes and making revisions to relevant University policies and procedures.

Recent News

Call for Nominations for the Lillian H. Williams Award for 2014.

EOAA Spring 2014 E-Newsletter