The Director of Equal Opportunity (Inya Baiye) also serves as the ADA Coordinator for UNT. The ADA/504 Coordinator manages University programs and responsibilities to assure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities.
The ADA Coordinator is responsible for coordinating University policies and procedures relating to persons with disabilities, tracking university progress relating to its policies and procedures as well as state and federal laws relating to persons with disabilities, filing all necessary reports, and providing consultative services to employing units and offices.
An individual with a disability is someone who:
Examples of individuals who are covered under this definition include:
Generally, individuals who have temporary limitations are not considered to have a disability under the ADA/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
This list contains the EO relevant sections of the UNT Policy Manual. Click on the policy description to view the complete UNT policy.
The Office of Disability Accommodation determines eligibility for reasonable accommodations for students. Students may obtain information about requesting a reasonable accommodation from ODA here. ODA also offers alternative testing services and testing accommodations.
The Human Resources Office determines eligibility for reasonable accommodations in the workplace for employees.
Inya Baiye: Inya.Baiye@unt.edu
Phone: (940) 565-2759
OEO is the university office designated to conduct investigations of allegations of discrimination on the basis of protected status, and to coordinate university responses to these complaints.
OEO will conduct an investigation in response to complaints of discrimination when the allegations, if true, would constitute a violation of the policies against discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. In such cases, the individual making the report [complainant] shall be encouraged to file a written complaint.
In cases where OEO has notice of alleged discrimination, OEO may initiate an investigation after making a preliminary inquiry into the facts, and will inform the person(s) who were allegedly harmed by discrimination of the decision to initiate an investigation.
Any person may report issues occurring in UNT’s employment or educational context which they believe to be acts of discrimination or harassment based on 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.
Investigations will follow the procedure detailed here:
OEO Investigative Procedure
If you wish to report discrimination or harassment, please complete this form:
Submit the form to the Office of Equal Opportunity in person at Hurley 175 or via email to email@example.com. An OEO staff member will contact you to schedule an appointment.
Joanne Woodard has served as Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity since June 2015, overseeing UNT’s efforts to maintain a diverse, welcoming and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff and to build new alliances, partnerships and collaborations.