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Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Access

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NOTE:  The Office of Equal Opportunity transitioned to the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Access effective July 1, 2013 and the website is located at: murraystate.edu/idea.  All references within campuswide documents to the Office of Equal Opportunity should be considered analogous to the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Access.

20 Year Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Our office

The Office of Equal Opportunity works to ensure that the university makes a good faith effort at providing a working and learning environment that is welcoming of diversity and  free from discrimination and harassment. Applicants for employment, employees, and prospective and enrolled students of the university are protected against discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, and sexual orientation.

 

Our focus

    • enhancing awareness of and sensitivity toward diversity
    • assisting units in operationalizing the institutional diversity plan in their units
    • monitoring the diversity representation at the institution
    • educating students, faculty, and staff about their rights and responsibilities with respect to harassment and discrimination
    • investigating, processing, and assisting to resolve illegal discrimination and harassment complaints
    • facilitating and monitoring compliance with federal and state laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action
    • working with employees, prospective employees and patrons with disabilities to ensure the university is accessible
    • developing an affirmative action plan
    • providing training on equal opportunity laws, policies, prevention of sexual harassment, valuing diversity and other related topics
    • monitor the institution's hiring efforts

 

Our mission

The Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Access leads and promotes the University's commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, affirmative action and access while partnering with the units across campus to build a climate of inclusion and address acts of discrimination within the university community.

 

Non-Discrimination Statement  (beginning July 1, 2013)

Murray State University endorses the intent of all federal and state laws created to prohibit discrimination. Murray State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status, or disability in employment, admissions, or the provision of services and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford individuals with disabilities equal access to participate in all programs and activities.

For more information, contact the Executive Director of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Access, 103 Wells Hall, (270) 809-3155 (voice), (270) 809-3361 (TDD).

 

 

 

STUDENT RESOURCES

Reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities

Questions about reasonable accommodations for students or how to help students with disabilities succeed in the classroom or on campus should be directed to the Office of Student Disability Services at 809-2018. The website for the Office of Student Disability Services is: www.murraystate.edu/sds
Student-to-student discrimination allegations Questions about allegations of student to student discrimination should be directed to the Office of Student Affairs, 809-6832.  A copy of the grievance procedures to address allegations of discrimination can be obtained here.  The website for the Office of Student Affairs is:
http://www.murraystate.edu/Headermenu/Administration/StudentAffairs/studentAffairsOffice.aspx
Student-to-employee discrimination allegations                                                                                 If the allegations being made by the student are regarding a faculty or staff employee of the university, those questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) at 809-3155. A copy of the grievance procedures to address allegations of discrimination can be obtained here.

 

 


 

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Murray State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Murray State University. Normal inquiries such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Murray State University.

 

 

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