The University of Michigan is committed to the success of all our students, staff and faculty. By working to create an environment that values and celebrates our diverse community and fosters respect for every individual, you can help ensure that all persons can perform up to their full potential.

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Office of Institutional Equity

Mission & Vision Statement

Inclusion is fundamental to our mission. The University of Michigan-Dearborn is committed to creating and maintaining a working and learning environment that embraces individual differences.  We celebrate and recognize diversity. The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) is committed to insuring that all staff, faculty and students have equal access and opportunities, and receive the support needed to be successful. 
Our unique differences, similarities, qualities, attributes, experiences, values and perspectives of our faculty, staff and students creates a united and inclusive campus community. 

Office of Institutional Equity - Who are we?

The Office of Institutional Equity is a campus community partner to build an environment that empowers people and values their unique contributions. 
OIE is committed to maintaining a nondiscriminatory & harassment free learning, research and work environment. This includes, but is not limited to all policies, practices, and conditions of employment. 
OIE reviews and addresses concerns and complaints involving  race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight or veteran's status.  

To view the OIE Complaint process, please download a copy here.

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is also committed to provide a learning, educational and work environment for its, students, staff and faculty that is free from sexual discrimination and sexual harassment, in accordance with state and federal law.  The university prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment. The university encourages students, staff, faculty, guests and vendors to immediately report incidents involving sex discrimination and sexual harassment.  

To review the university's Sexual Harassment & Sexual Misconduct Complaint, please click here

OIE Resources & Services

For faculty and staff interested in diversity teaching and curriculum resources please visit Diversity Matters.

Title IX

Title IX is a part of the Educational Amendments of 1972 which bans sex discrimination in educational institutions. 
Title IX was created to promote gender equity within the U.S. educational system and guarantee girls and women the same opportunities as boys and men.

The law states: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. (Source: www.​titleix.htm)

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is committed to inclusion and equity in the administration of all campus programs, services and activities including athletics, and the admission of students, employment actions, research or other sponsored activities. If you have concerns or for more information, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity (313) 593-5666.

Affirmative Action & OIE Diversity Initiatives

The University of Michigan-Dearborn is an equal opportunity & equal access employer. The University is committed to compliance with all applicable laws regarding non-discrimination. The University strives to build a diverse community in which opportunity is equal for all persons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, handicap, or Vietnam-era veteran status, in recruitment, employment, promotion, compensation, benefits, or training. If you have concerns or for more information, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity (313) 593-5666.

The university is required to develop Affirmative Action Plan(s) (AAP) under The Executive Order 11246 as amended, which prohibits discrimination by federal contractors with respect to women and minorities. The purpose is to provide all applicants and employees an equal opportunity and to further maintain a bias-free work environment.

ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act

University of Michigan-Dearborn is committed to equal employment in all aspects of employment for individuals with a disability. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and State laws, and consistent with the university's Policy on Harassment and Discrimination, it is the policy of the university to provide reasonable accommodations in employment to individuals with disabilities unless the reasonable accommodation would impose an undue hardship of the operation of the university's business or would change an essential function of the position. Our human resources team is committed to engaging in an interactive process during the accommodation when an request is made. Please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity for information and assistance (313) 593-5190.

ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act - Resources & Services For Students

The University of Michigan-Dearborn  is committed to providing equal educational access for individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1998, and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments (ADAA) of 2008. An individual with a disability who is qualified for admission will have the same access to programs, services, and activities as all other students. The university will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices, and procedures unless doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program, or activity, or pose an undue administrative or financial burden. The university will provide services in a manner that promotes independence and inclusion in all aspects of university life. For more information contact the Student Success Center & Counseling Center (313) 593-5430 or visit

Information for Veterans

University of Michigan-Dearborn is committed to the goal of equal opportunity in employment.  To further this goal, the university has established a non-discrimination policy, which prohibits discrimination against protected veterans.  Additionally, the university is in compliance with the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), as amended as well as other applicable federal and state regulations. 
The university's protection of protected veterans extends to applicants for employment as well as current employees. Both applicants and employees are welcome to self-identify as protected veterans under the university's Affirmative Action Program. Self-identification is completely voluntary and information provided will be kept confidential.  


"Disabled Veteran" means a veteran who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Department of Veteran Affairs for a disability rated at 30 percent or more, or at 10 or 20 percent if determined by law to have a serious employment handicap, or a person who was discharged or released from active duty for a service-connected disability. 
"Veteran of the Vietnam-era" is a person who: 
  • served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days, and was discharged or released therefrom with other than a dishonorable discharge, if any part of such active duty occurred: 
    • in the republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975; or 
    • between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975, in all other cases or 
  • was discharged or released from active duty for a service-connected disability if any part of such active duty was performed: 
    • in the Republic of Vietnam between February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975: or 
    • between August 5, 1964 and May 7, 1975 in all other cases. 
"Other protected Veterans" are veterans who served in active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, other than disabled veterans or veterans of the Vietnam Era.
"Newly Separated Veteran" is any veteran who served in active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during the one-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty. 

Veteran Resources & Services For Students

Services and activities for veteran students are provided by the Veteran Services Center, 2174 University Center.  For more information contact the Veteran Affairs Coordinator (313) 436-9196 or visit

Campus Resources

For Immediate Emergency Assistance Contact Campus Public Safety

Counseling & Disability Services

Enrollment Management & Student Life (EMSL)

Office of Student Engagement (OSE)
LGBTQ & Inclusion

Ombuds Services

Women's Resource Center

Human Resources
Institutional Equity