The Office of Access & Equity is part of the Division of Institutional Integrity and provides leadership to the University’s efforts to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. The office promotes equity in educational opportunity, programming, and employment and promotes an environment of respect and inclusion for all members of the University community. The Office of Access & Equity includes Disability Resources and Equal Opportunity.
The Equal Opportunity (EO) unit of Access & Equity strives to make Appalachian State University a discrimination-free, harassment-free environment for faculty, students and staff to work, live, and learn. EO is responsible for managing and monitoring the University’s equal opportunity and compliance actions. EO oversees university equal opportunity policies, responds to complaints, conducts investigations, develops and delivers training and educational outreach to campus, as well as provides consultation to supervisors and managers regarding equal opportunity concerns and initiatives.