About Us

About the Office

The Office of Equity and Inclusion serves all members of the Creighton University community. This includes all students, faculty, and staff affiliated with the university.

If you have experienced harassment, discrimination, sexual or relationship misconduct, the Office of Equity and Inclusion can help.

Confidential advocacy and resources are available to you through the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center on campus.

Location and Hours

Location and Hours

Creighton Hall 340

The office is located on the third floor of Creighton Hall, just off the main stairwell.

 

Monday - Friday    |    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Staff

Staff

Executive Director/Title IX Coordinator

The Executive Director of OEI is responsible for oversight of Creighton University's compliance with laws and policies relating to harassment and discrimination. The Executive Director serves as Creighton's Title IX Coordinator and is responsible for addressing sexual and relationship misconduct on campus.

Allison Taylor, M.S.Ed

Creighton Hall 340

(402) 280-3189

allisontaylor@creighton.edu


Senior Investigator

The Senior Investigator in the Office of Equity and Inclusion is responsible for responding to and investigating reports of alleged violations of Creighton University's Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual and Relationship Misconduct policy, as well as any other complaints or reports of misconduct made to the office.

Marshall Kole, M.S.

Creighton Hall 340

(402) 280-3189

marshallkole@creighton.edu


Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant provides support and assistance to the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

Angela Rickels

Creighton Hall 340

(402) 280-3189

angelarickels@creighton.edu

History of the Office

  • June 2010 Assistant Dean of Students position created in Student Life. This position designates 25% of time to be spent on “advocacy” for students. In the beginning, the position was designed to provide a support person and advisor for students reporting incidents of sexual or relationship misconduct to the University.
  • April 2011 The Dear Colleague Letter is published by the Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Education, instructing colleges and universities to consider reports of sexual assault as an extreme form of sexual harassment, making it a violation under Title IX. This letter advised colleges and universities to amend their investigative procedures, making the process prompt and equitable, providing a timeline for investigation, and identifying the rights of victims in the process.
  • June 2011 Creighton University and the Women’s Center for Advancement are awarded a CHI Health Violence Prevention Grant to fund prevention education efforts, specifically bystander education, at the University. This grant is also in partnership with the University of Nebraska Omaha.
  • July 2011 The Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP) Center is formed within the Division of Student Life with the Assistant Dean of Students overseeing prevention and advocacy efforts.
  • November 2011 13 Creighton faculty and staff are trained to become “Green Dot facilitators” and help implement a bystander intervention program for campus.
  • June 2012 The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) is created to oversee all issues of harassment, discrimination, sexual and relationship misconduct at the University. The VIP Center is moved out of Student Life and under the leadership of OEI.
  • June 2012 Creighton University and the Women’s Center for Advancement are awarded a 3-year CHI Health Violence Prevention Grant to fund prevention education efforts, specifically bystander education, at the University. This grant is also in partnership with the University of Nebraska Omaha.
  • August 2012 Creighton starts the Green Dot program, offering presentations and trainings to the campus community.
  • May 2013 The University approves the new “Harassment, Discrimination, and Grievances” policy and the “Mandatory Reporters” policy for campus. The policy designates OEI with the responsibility to adjudicate all incidents of sexual and relationship misconduct.
  • July 2014 OEI moves to their current location in Creighton Hall 340 and the VIP Center moves into Brandeis Hall 101. Both new spaces provide better access to services for the campus community.
  • July 2015 The Office of Equity and Inclusion hires a full time Senior Investigator June 2016 The VIP Center, in partnership with the Women’s Center for Advancement was awarded a 3-year CHI Health Violence Prevention Grant.
  • January 2017 The VIP Center hires a second full-time advocate.
  • February 2017 A Presidential committee is formed to review the Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual and Relationship Misconduct policy.
  • August 2017 The newly revised Harassment, Discrimination, Sexual and Relationship Misconduct policy is approved and shared with the campus community. The updated policy includes new definitions, clarifications, and protections for students, faculty, and staff. This includes a new definition of consent.