The Office of Investigations and Civil Rights Compliance (OICRC), formerly the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity and the Office of the Title IX Coordinator, offers the UO community a place to discuss and report issues, concerns and conflicts regarding discriminatory or harassing behavior. OICRC also helps identify how such concerns and conflicts may best be addressed and resolved. The office supports the university’s compliance with federal and state laws regarding discrimination and harassment, affirmative action and equal employment opportunity.
OICRC works with students, staff, faculty, and campus community members by:
- Promoting a learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment.
- Receiving concerns and complaints from any member of the UO community (students, staff, faculty, visitors and program participants) regarding issues of potential discrimination and discriminatory harassment at the university. In this investigative role, we do not act as an advocate for employees, students or community members going through its process, but rather, serves a neutral, impartial function.
- Addressing and resolving concerns and complaints of discrimination and harassment through a variety of means including facilitated conversations and mediations, education and training, and investigations.
- Explaining and clarifying university policies and procedures, and federal and state laws and regulations regarding discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and affirmative action.
- Supporting diversity in recruitment and hiring by assisting administrative and academic departments in meeting these goals and adhering to Affirmative Action guidelines.