Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
“The spirit of community will be sustained by a climate on campus where personal relationships are prized, where integrity is the hallmark of discourse, and where people speak and listen carefully to each other.”
Campus Life: In Search of Community
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 1990
University of Minnesota Affirmative Action Statement
The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Learn more
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) Office
The EOAA Office envisions a University community that is equitable—one that values the diversity of its workforce and student body and is free from discrimination and harassment. We act as a neutral party to advise individuals and departments about perceived, existing and potential discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct (sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and relationship violence), bias, retaliation, and potential violations of the policy against nepotism. EOAA responds to concerns of possible policy violations through informal problem solving or formal investigation.
The University has EOAA Offices on each of the five system campuses: Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and Twin Cities. Learn more about reporting options/resources for each campus >>
You can consult with EOAA, or make a report, by scheduling an appointment with an EOAA representative. We can provide the best assistance by meeting in person or scheduling a telephone call.
Faculty, staff, and students may use this link to submit an online report. The report can be made anonymously, however, confidentially reporting or sharing information about sexual misconduct through this report does not satisfy the obligation of University employees to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Office.
UReport provides another way for University community members (students, faculty, staff or others) to report violations of rules, regulations and policies. The report can be made anonymously, however, confidentially reporting or sharing information about sexual misconduct through UReport does not satisfy the obligation of University employees to report incidents of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Office.
The University has EOAA Offices on each of the five system campuses: Crookston, Duluth, Morris, Rochester, and Twin Cities. Learn more about contact information and reporting options for each campus >>
Contact Morris Campus Police at 320-589-6000, or call 911 immediately, if a crime has been committed.
Title IX Requirements
Required Sexual Misconduct Reporting
Employees must report sexual misconduct they learn about in accordance with University policy.
For more information about the employee reporting requirement:
- Employee reporting policy
- Frequently asked questions
- Template syllabus statement
- What other reporting options and/or resources area available?
Required Sexual Misconduct Training
The President’s Initiative to Prevent Sexual Misconduct is intended to create an environment that’s healthy, respectful, and safe for all, and an understanding that preventing sexual misconduct—assault, harassment, stalking and relationship violence—is everyone’s shared responsibility.
New employee are required to complete a sexual misconduct awareness and prevention training course within 30 days of their hire date. All new employees receive notice of this training at the time of their hire.
Employees who have completed the training, Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct, may use this link to return to the module and review content.
- Green Dot Bystander Education Program—Get educated and get involved. Help raise awareness and prevent sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking–crimes experienced by thousands in the U.S. and around the world each year. Each incident of violence–each red dot on the map–hurts us all. Through your words, choices, and actions, in any moment you can add a “green dot” to the map to displace a red one and make a difference.
- Violence Prevention and Response Poster—This material includes 24-hour emergency response information, including information for reporting the incident to the university and/or law enforcement.
- Violence Prevention and Response Folder & Information Inserts—This information includes definition, action steps, policies and resources for prevention and response.