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. Of paramount importance to this work are our units and staff dedicated to disability services and the Office of Institutional Equity. Based in the philosophy that all individuals should be assured equal access and opportunity, these areas and units 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 - Linda Millstone, the associate vice president and University ADAAA/Section 504 coordinator, coordinates faculty and staff accommodations, addresses general accessibility concerns, and investigates complaints of discrimination on the basis of disability.
- 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.