Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion
This Office of Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion (DEAI) was established to streamline diversity efforts at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO). EAD:
- Leads the campuswide effort to develop and sustain an inclusive and supportive campus climate.
- Reports directly to the chancellor and the head of the office also serves as UNO's Title IX Coordinator and ADA/504 Compliance Officer.
ADA Section 504
Discrimination Title VII
The office investigates allegations of illegal discrimination and harassment.
The process involves a neutral assessment of the underlying actions followed by a fair assessment of the situation with suggestions and recommendations for a resolution of the conflict.
The focus of these internal investigations is to help facilitate an outcome that will enable individuals to experience an environment where they have an opportunity for success.
The jurisdiction of the office includes oversight and support in meeting many of the federal and state regulatory mandates of the campus. However, our resources are also directed to working with the campus community to go beyond the minimum legal requirement to make the University of Nebraska Omaha a better place where individuals have the opportunity to reach their potential.
Pursuant to regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor, EAD generates the campus affirmative action plans for:
- Individuals with disabilities
EAD is also responsible for providing institutional responses to external complaints and audits by governmental agencies.