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Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action

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The University's Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office serves as the coordinator for concerns arising under the University's Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy.  The EEO Office can work with employees, students or third parties to address behaviors by University employees.  Please see the categories below for more information on the EEO Office, or contact us as (330) 972-7300, or by email at

Non-Discrimination Statement

The University of Akron is an Equal Education and Employment Institution. View our Non-Discrimination Statement for more information.

The EEO Office investigates concerns regarding behavior of employees or third parties surrounding discrimination and harassment involving the protected classes specified in University's Non-Discrimination and Harassment policy.

Complaints under Title IX

Complaints filed involving allegations covered by Title IX are handled in accordance with the University's Title IX & Gender-Based Misconduct Policy and Protocol.  For more information on that process, including a copy of the policy, visit the University's Title IX website.


Complaints that do not involve allegations under the University's Title IX & Gender-Based Misconduct Policy and Protocol are investigated using the EEO's complaint process. An overview of the EEO Complaint process can be found here.  Complaints alleging Anti-Semitism will be investigated using the definition provided by the Ohio Attorney General's Office, available here.

The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution operating under nondiscrimination provisions of Title 41, Ohio Revised Code; Titles VI, VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, as amended; Executive Order 11246, as amended; Vocational Rehabilitation Act section 504; Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act, as amended; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended; Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended as related to admissions, treatment of students, programs and activities, and employment practices.

Click Here to view our complete Affirmative Action Policy

Click Here to view our Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy

Reasonable Accommodations Request for Faculty and Staff
The University of Akron is committed to the prevention of disability-based discrimination as defined by state and federal law and to equal employment opportunity for all qualified individuals. The University's policies and procedures strive to increase inclusion and to provide full and equal access to programs, activities, benefits and services of the university. The Office of Employee Relations and the ADA Coordinator work with other campus offices to remove environmental barriers and to provide reasonable accommodations to enable employees with disabilities to fully realize their potential and to contribute fully to the work of the University.

To initiate a request, please fill out the Employee/Applicant Request for Accommodation form.

Reasonable Accommodations Request for Students

To initiate a request, please fill out the Student Request for Accommodation form.

For any issues around Campus Accessibility, call Tami Hannon in Human Resources at (330) 972-8201

Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is a federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in higher education.

Questions about Title IX may be directed to Dr. Rosa Githiora, Associate Director Inclusion & Equity/Title IX Coordinator, whose office is located in Leigh Hall Room 309B, Akron, OH 44325-4612. He may be reached at 330-972-5462 or  

Our Deputy Title IX Coordinator for employees is Emily Lenke, 330-972-6195 or  

Title IX at UA

Questions also may be directed to the Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights at 800-421-3481.

Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
University of Akron
185 East Mill Street
Akron, OH 44325
(330) 972-7300 | Phone
(330) 972-5816 | Fax

Tami Hannon, Director EEO/AA

Kelsea Daniluk, EEO/AA Specialist

Ohio Civil Rights Commission 
Akron Government Bldg., Suite 205 
161 S. High Street 
Akron, OH 44308

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 
1375 Euclid Avenue, Suite 600 
Cleveland, OH 44115

U.S. Department of Labor 
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs 
55 Erieview Plaza, Suite 520 
Cleveland, OH 44114

Department of Education
Office of Civil Rights
OCR Website