Title IX

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination including sexual harassment and sexual assault in schools, either in athletics or academics. It is most notable as the governing authority over equity of treatment and opportunity for women in athletics.

Title IX inquiries and complaints should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator for the University of Minnesota:


Religious Holiday Yearly Calendars

Web Version of EOAA Religious Holiday Calendar

Below are links to a list of the major Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, Christian, and Orthodox Christian holidays and U.S. public (Federal) holidays for the current academic year and the next four academic years. Note: What constitutes a “major” religious observance will change over time as our culture grows and evolves. For a more comprehensive list of religious observances and celebrations, go to Religious Observance Dates.

Roles and Duties of Unit EOAA Liaisons

The EOAA liaison program is essential to implementing the University’s equal opportunity and affirmative action policies. The EOAA liaison is appointed to a two-year term by the head of the unit. Essentially, the EOAA liaison has five key responsibilities:

Lillian H. Williams Award


2015 Award Winner:

College of Education & Human Development Student Services Unit


Definition: Retaliation

Retaliation means any form of intimidation, reprisal or harassment against an individual because they made a report of discrimination or harassment or because that individual has participated in an investigation of discrimination or harassment by or of a University community member and includes:

Sexual Harassment and Nepotism Policy Update Workshop

In March 2012, the EOAA office conducted four sessions of Sexual Harassment and Nepotism Policy Update on the Morris Campus. Gabrielle Mead and Maria Eustaquio facilitated the workshops on March 8 and Michael O’Day and Kimberly Swain Simon on March 28. Approximately 150 people participated, including the Chancellor, Vice Chancellors, faculty, supervisory and non-supervisory staff, and students. 


New EOAA Workshop

The Understanding and Valuing Equity and Diversity: Communications, Interactions, Policies and Procedures training incorporates content from the Help! I’m Being Discriminated Against and the Appreciating Differences workshops. This new workshop will provide an understanding of what “equity” and “diversity” mean and can mean, and aims to have participants understand the Office for Equity and Diversity’s key frames for approaching equity and diversity work, including how this work is everyone’s responsibility.

Update from the EOAA Director

EOAA e-News Summer 2012

More from Kim Hewitt, director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

EOAA Spring 2014 E-Newsletter



The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) offers a general flyer and an overview of educations offerings. You can also sign up for the EOAA e-newsletter, or obtain a copy of the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster.

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