Institutional Equity and Compliance

Office of Institutional Equity & Compliance

The Office of Institutional Equity & Compliance (OIEC) oversees the University's compliance with Federal and State laws and regulations and CSU System policies. Part of this compliance includes overseeing reports and investigations of prohibited conduct, including:

  • discrimination, including harassment, because of any protected status, i.e. age, disability, gender, genetic information, gender identity or expression, nationality, marital status, pregnancy, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status;
  • retaliation for exercising rights under non-discrimination policies, opposing discrimination or harassment because of a protected status, or for participating in any manner in any related investigation or proceeding;
  • retaliation for having made a protected disclosure under the Whistleblower Protection Act
  • dating and domestic violence, and stalking;
  • sexual misconduct of any kind, which includes sexual activity engaged in without affirmative consent; and,
  • employees entering into a consensual relationship with any student or employee over whom
    they exercise direct or otherwise significant academic, administrative, supervisory,
    evaluative, counseling, or extracurricular authority.

Other aspects of compliance that the office oversees includes reviewing accomodation requests:

Additionally, the office is tasked with implementing proactive measures, including managing training on sexual harassment and sexual misconduct prevention, co-leading campus committees on Americans with Disabilities Act implementation and sexual misconduct prevention and services, and supporting campus lactation rooms.