Affirmative Action Structure of Creighton University

The Office of Equity and Inclusion

(a) Areas of Responsibility. The Office is primarily responsible for facilitating or otherwise ensuring compliance of the education and employment programs of the University with federal, state and Board of Directors regulations in the following areas:

  • Educational Equity and Equal Education Opportunity (e.g., Title VI of CRA of 1964, Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972)
  • Employment Accountability and Equal Employment Opportunity (e.g., Title VII of CRA of 1964, Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990)
  • Affirmative Action (e.g., US Executive Order 11246 of 1965, Vietnam Era Readjustment and Assistance Act of 1974, vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1973)
  • Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities (e.g., Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990)

(b) Mission. Facilitate or otherwise ensure compliance of the education and employment programs of the University with equal opportunity regulations, and contribute toward the fulfillment of the following commitment of the University. 

  • establishment and maintenance of a culturally diverse academic community of faculty, staff and students
  • development of an environment that engages students and faculty in a common inquiry into the values of society and gives them a rational understanding the need to accept and appreciate difference among people and cultures
  • resolution of social, cultural challenges facing the largely metropolitan populations of our state and country within the international community of the 21st century

(c) Goals. To fulfill its mission the Office of Equity and Inclusion will: 

  • provide equal opportunity support for infrastructure of the University
  • provide equal opportunity data and information for planning and decision-making
  • provide leadership and facilitate continuous improvement in equal opportunity areas
  • establish and maintain partnerships with private and public civil rights and equal opportunity organizations agencies

(d) Objectives. To achieve its goals the Office will:

  • formulate policies and develop procedures to facilitate or ensure compliance with equal opportunity, equity and affirmative action regulations.
  • disseminate information and conduct equal opportunity training and awareness sessions for students and employees
  • provide equal opportunity counseling services to students and employees
  • provide equal opportunity consultation services to supervisors and university committees
  • monitor and review compliance of education and employment programs of the University with equal opportunity, equity and affirmative action regulations
  • review discrimination complaints, and resolve disputes arising from such complaints.
  • develop or coordinate development and implementation of Affirmative Action, educational Equity, Employment Accountability, and Americans with Disabilities Plans
  • administer or monitor administration of programs designed to enhance career development of members of the protected classes

The Office of Equity and Inclusion will use the vision and the values of the University, as guiding light and launching pads, in its efforts to achieve its goals and fulfill its mission.

Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Advocacy Committees and Associations

The members of the following Advocacy Committees serve as advocates of affirmative action and equal opportunity programs, and submit their recommendations for program development to the President. Members of the committees recommend development of new policies, and monitor implementation of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action programs.

(a) The President's Council in Cultural Diversity serves an advocate and catalyst for Cultural Diversity at the University and to address Domestic and Global Diversity on campus.

(b)The Committee on the Status of Women advises the President on matters affecting female faculty, staff and students. The Committee shall be particularly concerned with University policies pertaining to career opportunities for and general welfare of women.

(c)The President's Community Advisory Board advises the President on University's relations with the minority community. This includes monitoring "quality of life" issues as they relate to the climate around the University.