What is EOAA's process?

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) is not a confidential reporting resource.  Once EOAA becomes aware of information that may violate the University’s discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, or retaliation policies, we may have an obligation to take some responsive action to prevent further misconduct from occurring.  However, we try to work with individuals to discuss a variety of ways to appropriately address the concerns raised.

Online Training

Available Online EOAA Trainings: 

Custom Workshops

To schedule a special session of one our workshops (customized for your unit), contact EOAA at 612-624-9547 or eoaa@umn.edu

Options include:

-EOAA Supervisors'/Graduate Students' Toolkit

-Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct

-Religious Accommodation at the U of MN

About Us

Welcome to EOAA!

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.

Consulting & Complaints

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 act as a neutral party to advise individuals and departments about perceived, existing and potential discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct (sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and relationship violence), retaliation, and potential violations of the policy against nepotism. 

Education & Resources

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) offers a variety of educational workshops to the University community.  These workshops are offered to any unit on campus.  For large audiences, EOAA also can customize workshops to specifically address a unit’s needs.  EOAA also offers a number of online trainings.  


EOAA’s educational workshops:

To learn more about EOAA’s workshops and to schedule a workshop presentation for your unit, please contact EOAA at (612) 624-9547 or eoaa@umn.edu


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