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Equity and Access

The Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) is committed to advancing a learning and working environment that is equitable and accessible to all individuals.  Based in the philosophy that all individuals should be assured equal access and opportunity, the individuals and areas below are committed to serving the university in fulfilling the intent and spirit of equal opportunity laws as well as fostering awareness within the University community.

  • The University ADAAA/Section 504/EIR Coordinator - The University ADAAA/Section 504/EIR coordinator addresses institutional accessibility concerns and chairs the ADA Accessibility committee.  
  • Services for Students with Disabilities –  Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) determines eligibility and implements academic accommodations, services and support for students with disabilities.  The office also provides training and outreach on issues related to disability and coordinates sign language interpreters and captioning for the University community.
  • Office of Institutional Equity – The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) supports the establishment and maintenance of a nondiscriminatory work environment. OIE investigates allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, provides equity and diversity related training to the campus community, and engages in outreach and campus partnerships related to diversity and inclusion. OIE also serves as a liaison between the university with external agencies such as the Texas Workforce Commission: Civil Rights Division, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in the Department of Labor. The Deputy ADA Coordinator, housed within OIE, coordinates disability accommodations for employees in partnership with the ADAAA/Section 504/EIR Coordinator.