Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement
Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, and/or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts, or in any employment policy or practice. Any complaint arising by reason of alleged discrimination should be directed to the Office of Equity and Inclusion, Eastern Kentucky University, Rice House, 244 Summit Street Richmond, Kentucky 40475 (859) 622-8020, or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC. 20202 1-800-421-3481(V), 1-800-877-8339(TDD).
The Office of Equity and Inclusion and the Office of the Dean of University Programs are charged with the University’s compliance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. Sexual harassment and sexual assault are forms of sex discrimination that are prohibited by Title IX and may include off campus conduct of such nature. The Office of Equity and Inclusion is charged with the University’s compliance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Inquiries concerning Title IV and Title IX compliance are coordinated through:
Dr. Sara Zeigler
Dean, University Programs
201 Keen Johnson
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: (859) 622-2222
and the Deputy Title IX Coordinators:
Investigator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Office of Equity and Inclusion
Rice House 244 Summit Street
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475
Phone: (859) 622-8020
The Title IX Coordinator has ultimate oversight responsibility for the University’s Title IX Program and Title IX inquiries and complaints. Working collaboratively with the Title IX Deputy Coordinators and other University resources, the Title IX Coordinator identifies and addresses any patterns or systemic problems that may arise during the review of such inquiries or complaints. The Deputy Title IX Coordinators also respond to Title IX, Title VI and Title VII inquiries and complaints, provide training and conduct complaint investigations. Any questions regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Coordinator or Deputy Coordinators.
Please refer to the full version of the Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy on the University's policy web site for the associated complaint process and more information.
It is the policy of the University that there shall be no discrimination in employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation and any other condition, or privilege of employment, on the basis of status as a disabled veteran, recently seperated veteran (as defined by P.L. 107-288), veteran who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, or veteran who participated in a US military operation for which an Armed Force Services Medal was awarded pursuant to EO 12985, with regard to any position for which such individual may be qualified. This policy is intended to be in compliance with the University's obligation as a federal contractor under the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, specifically 38 USC Sec. 4212, and its implementing regulations, 41 CFR 60-250. Any complaint arising by reason of alleged discrimination shall be directed to: Office of Equity and Inclusion, Eastern Kentucky University, Rice House 244 Summit Street, Richmond, Kentucky 40475-3102, (859) 622-8020.