The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is the primary office at the University of North Texas responsible for enforcing the University's equal opportunity policies and for investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. 

The University of North Texas does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, political affiliation, disability, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, or veteran status in its application and admission process, educational programs and activities, university facilities, or employment policies. The University takes active measures to prevent such conduct and immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University also prohibits and takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who report or file a charge of discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence; participate in an investigation, or oppose any form of discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence.

Filing a Complaint

Anyone who believes that he or she was the victim of discrimination or harassment, or in violation of University policies may consult with us for advice and/or to file a complaint.

University policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment:

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Employment of Individuals with Disabilities / Workplace Accommodations

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Prohibition of Sexual Assault and Retaliation

16.001
Disability Accommodation for Students and Academic Units

16.002
Campus Access for Service and Comfort Animals for People with Disabilities

16.004
Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Non-Retaliation

16.005
Sexual Harassment

Information about filing a complaint is available here:

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Reporting Obligations:

Every member of the university community has a responsibility to keep the environment free of discrimination and harassment. The University can take corrective action only when it becomes aware of problems. Therefore, the University encourages persons who believe that they have experienced or witnessed discrimination or harassment to come forward promptly with their inquiries, reports, or complaints and to seek assistance from OEO staff. Supervisors have a responsibility to notify OEO when they receive complaints of discrimination or harassment from parties within their units.

Anyone who is aware of a suspected violation of the policies prohibiting discrimination/harassment is obligated to notify OEO.

Faculty and staff should report suspected violations to their immediate supervisor and the Office of Equal Opportunity.

Students should report violations to the administrative director or chair of the department in which the alleged incident occurred and the Office of Equal Opportunity.

You may contact OEO at (940) 565-2759 or via email at oeo@unt.edu.

Title IX

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Equal Opportunity Training

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Equal Opportunity FAQ

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ADA/504 Coordinator

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Resources

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Contact Information

Location: Hurley Administration Building 175
Phone: 940.565.2759
Email: oeo@unt.edu

The Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity fortified its infrastructure with the creation of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and a new position, the Director of Diversity and Inclusion. The office and its director Shani Barrax Moore, who joined UNT in February, is responsible for the supervision of the Multicultural Center and the Pride Alliance, providing diversity and inclusion training that facilitates cultural humility and intentional inclusion, and developing strategic partnerships through community engagement. The unit has re-evaluated and restructured its programming and practices through a strategic and intentional lens in its program offerings, practices, processes, and people.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) provides learning and development opportunities to students, faculty, and staff; develops meaningful and effective internal and external partnerships, and provides strategic direction for the Multicultural Center and Pride Alliance. The Office’s mission and vision is congruent with the strategic direction of the Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity:

Mission

The University of North Texas Office of Diversity and Inclusion facilitates the development of a socially just and intentionally inclusive environment for the university community through:

  • Cultural Humility and Inclusion
  • Education and Identity Development
  • Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships

Vision

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion envisions a University of North Texas campus community where social justice is reflected in policies, practices, programs and people.

The office has also engaged in an alignment of the centers' programmatic focus through three primary lenses:

  • Campus Education: Identity-based programs that highlight or expand the awareness of UNT student populations via information, mentoring, and training
  • Engagement: Efforts that foster an environment affirming and celebrating all identities and provide opportunities for personal growth through partnership with campus and community organizations
  • Student Success: Resources and services focusing on students' academic, professional, and identity-based development

Multicultural Center

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Pride Alliance

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Staff

Shani Barrax MooreShani Barrax Moore, Director, Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Shani became a diversity and inclusion practitioner nearly 17 years ago after a career in public relations and marketing. She brings her extensive training, program management, and strategic partnership development experience to the division’s new strategic direction.

 

 

 

Teresita Hurtado-RamosTeresita Hurtado Ramos, Assistant Director, Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Teresita Hurtado Ramos assists with training delivery, the development of strategic partnerships, and program management.

 

 

 

 

Jenny RoachJenny Roach, Administrative Coordinator, Office of Diversity & Inclusion

UNT alum Jenny Roach manages the office’s training requests and assists with internal and external communication.

 

 

 

 

Related Links

Student Support Task Force

Special Interest Group Networks (SIGNs)

Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships

2016-17 Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity Annual Report

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Click here to download the latest issue of the Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity annual Report.

 

 

 

 

2015-16 Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity Annual Report

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Click here to download the 2015-16 issue of the Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity annual Report.

 

 

 

 

Multicultural Center and Pride Alliance Programming Survey Report

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Click here to download the latest issue of the Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity annual Report.

 

Connect With Us

 Twitter: @DiversityUNT

 Facebook: @UNTDiversityInclusion

The University of North Texas is committed to ensuring an educational and employment environment that is free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, gender, gender identity or expression.

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is the federal statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. It reads:

No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

UNT’s Title IX Coordinator is Inya Baiye. She is the university official responsible for coordinating the university’s compliance with Title IX, including the university’s grievance procedures for resolving Title IX complaints.

Meet UNT’s Title IX Coordinators

Inya Baiye
Inya Baiye
Director, Equal Opportunity,
Title IX and ADA Coordinator
Dr. Maureen McGuinness
Deputy Title IX Coordinator,
Dean of Students,
and Assistant Vice President
of Student Affairs
Dr. Cinnamon Sheffield
Deputy Title IX Coordinator,
Senior Associate Athletic
Director, and Student Services/
Senior Woman Administrator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

University Policies Relating to Title IX Compliance

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Prohibition of Sexual Assault and Retaliation

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Sexual Harassment

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Code of Student Conduct

University Sexual Misconduct Processes and Resources for Students

Dean of Students Sexual Misconduct Resources

Reporting Sexual Misconduct at UNT

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Resources for Pregnancy and Parenting

Student Resources from the Dean of Students

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General Resources

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We partner with the University of North Texas faculty, staff and the entire campus community to create an inclusive environment that prepares and promotes UNT student success in a global marketplace. At UNT, all members of our community value, support and respect each other and the educational benefits of diversity.

Our Mission

The Division of Institutional Equity and Diversity is committed to inclusive excellence. Our goal is to champion equity, access and engagement to create a welcoming campus community where diverse faculty, staff and students thrive.  

Our Vision

All members of the UNT community value, support and respect each other and leverage the educational benefits of diversity.

Our Staff

Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity

Joanne Woodard
Vice President, Division of
Institutional Equity & Diversity
Christi Hestand
Executive Assistant to
the Vice President
Jacob Straka
Communications Specialist,
Division of Institutional Equity
& Diversity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diversity & Inclusion

Shani Barrax Moore
Director, Office of
Diversity & Inclusion
Teresita Hurtado-Ramos
Assistant Director, Office of
Diversity & Inclusion
Jenny Roach
Administrative Coordinator,
Office of Diversity & Inclusion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equal Opportunity

Inya Baiye
Director, Office of
Equal Opportunity
Christina Brodie
Assistant Director,
Equal Opportunity
Jarrod Jenkins
EO Investigator,
Equal Opportunity
Rebbecca Dobrin
Administrative Coordinator,
Equal Opportunity

 

Multicultural Center

Damian Torres
Director,
Multicultural Center
Lauren Whiteman
Student Services Coordinator,
Multicultural Center
Pamela Fuller
Pamela Fuller
Administrative Coordinator,
Multicultural Center
Da'Vonte Wade
Student Assistant,
Multicultural Center

 

Alessandra De La Rosa
Student Assistant,
Multicultural Center
Luz Cantu
Luz Cantu
Graphic Design Student Assistant,
Multicultural Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pride Alliance

Kathleen Hobson-Bond
Director,
Pride Alliance
Student Services Coordinator
Alex Sylvester
Student Services Coordinator,
Pride Alliance
De'Amber Bullard
Student Assistant,
Pride Alliance
Maggie Harvey
Student Assistant,
Pride Alliance
Grace Otten
Graphic Design
Student Assistant,
Pride Alliance

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