Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office

President's Policy statement on Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University of Akron is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws. This commitment is to ensure the prompt and full utilization of protected classes by ensuring equal opportunity in employment opportunities with regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, handicap/disability, gender identity and veteran status. The University of Akron will seek to recruit, employ and promote qualified members of protected classes as defined by law. A great public university also is a diverse university, serving its communities best when it reflects their composition and offers all industrious and capable individuals the means to pursue the American Dream. To achieve this ideal, I personally endorse this policy and expect full cooperation and assistance from everyone involved in or associated with hiring, developing and promoting personnel.

Title IX Policy statement

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is a federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in higher education. Questions regarding Title IX may be directed to Mark Stasitis, the University’s Title IX Coordinator and Director for Labor Relations and Immigration Services, whose office is located at ASB 125N, Akron, OH, 44325. Mr. Stasitis may be reached at 330-972-2352 or mstasitis@uakron.edu. Our Deputy Title IX Coordinator is Bethany Prusky who may be reached at 330-972-6195 or bcp17@uakron.edu.  Questions also may be directed to the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights at their website or 800-421-3481.

Mandatory legal compliance on-line training

IMPORTANT! The University of Akron is committed to an environment free of harassment and discrimination. 

The two trainings below are required for all new employees which include full-time and part-time faculty, contract professionals, full-time and part-time staff.


•             Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Discrimination

•             EDU: Eliminate Campus Sexual Violence


For Graduate Assistants, they are required to only take the Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Discrimination training through eeocompliance@uakron.edu e-mail.  


File a complaint

Please review the Policy on Sexual Harassment or Title IX at UA on how to file a complaint, then

use this form to file a complaint.