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.
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:
Information about filing a complaint is available here:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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:
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:
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.
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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.
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.
All members of the UNT community value, support and respect each other and leverage the educational benefits of diversity.