Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office

Policy statement on Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

It is the policy of The University of Akron that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or status as a veteran. The University of Akron prohibits sexual harassment of any form in all aspects of employment and in its programs and activities and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual and racial or ethnic orientation in employment and admissions.


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. Questions also may be directed to the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights at https://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm or 800-421-3481.

File a complaint

Use this form to file a complaint.

Mandatory legal compliance seminars

IMPORTANT! The University of Akron is committed to an environment free of harassment and discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) office provides Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training Seminars for all employees.

These are mandatory for all employees at The University of Akron (full-time and part-time faculty, contract professionals, full-time and part-time staff, and graduate assistants.)

How to register: Visit http://www.uakron.edu/seminars/, or contact Human Resources-EEO at 330-972-7300 or e-mail: eeocompliance@uakron.edu  with registration or attendance questions for the online training. Note: to register online for a seminar, you will need to have a UAnet ID.

Dates of sessions: Sessions are offered on a quarterly basis. The dates for 2014:

Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 10 – 11 am Student Union 312
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, 10 – 11 am Student Union 312