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Affirmative Action

Education is at the heart of Indiana University’s mission. We believe that education is the best tool for preventing discrimination and harassment, and will serve to enhance the quality of education for all. Through this educational mission IU promotes campus diversity, equal opportunity, and affirmative action.

The Office of Affirmative Action conducts customized workshops for departments interested in providing education to their staff, faculty, or students on affirmative action, equity, and diversity-related issues.

To arrange a program, contact:

Laura Galloway, Associate Director
Office of Affirmative Action
Phone: (812) 855-7559
Rob Aspy, EEO Specialist
Office of Affirmative Action
Phone: (812) 855-7559

Programs and Workshops

All programs and workshops can be customized to better address issues in your area.

Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Compliance Issues
This program is designed to familiarize departments with compliance responsibilities and requirements such as physical requirements for space, written material requirements, request for assistance at events and programs, evacuation plans, accommodations for students and staff, and available resources.

Diversity in the Workplace
This workshop teaches deans, supervisors, directors, and department heads the skills necessary to create a successful and culturally diverse workplace. Topics include what is diversity, reasons to embrace diversity, how cultural programming impacts everyday responsibilities, ways to successfully resolve conflicts regarding cultural differences, and how to create a diverse and inclusive department.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action
This program teaches participants the differences between affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and diversity. It provides legal definitions of discrimination, and identifies groups that are legally protected by laws or university policies.

Legal Compliance Training for Supervisors
Required of all supervisors, this series consists of four workshops offered in collaboration with University Human Resource Services. The workshops cover the following topics:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Sexual harassment

For more information or to register contact Laura Galloway. For copies of materials used in the series click here.

New Chair Orientation
This program in provided in conjunction with the Dean of the Faculties for faculty members who have become chairs of their departments. It gives an overview of chair responsibilities including recruitment, legal compliance, and diversity issues. For more information, contact the Dean of the Faculties office, (812) 855-0230.

Preventing Sexual Harassment
This program educates participants on the definition of sexual harassment; university policies and procedures regarding sexual harassment; issues of retaliation; how to recognize nonverbal, verbal, and physical harassment; what to do; and university resources.

Recruiting, Interviewing, and Selecting New Employees
This program provides information for persons or departments recruiting new employees. Information will include what can and can't be asked in interviews, EEOC regulations, how to screen job applicants, and how to be sure candidates have the necessary skills.

Sexual Orientation Issues in the Workplace
This program provides education on the importance of creating an inclusive workplace for gay men and lesbians, understanding sexual orientation and its impact in the workplace, and Indiana University's policies related to sexual orientation.

Understanding Diversity Issues
This program is designed to provide faculty, staff, and students with more insight on working and learning cooperatively with people from other cultures. Topics include what is diversity, how cultural programming impacts everyday interactions, communication barriers, and the advantages of diverse work and learning environments.

Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
This program educates participants on the definitions of disability, who is a qualified person with a disability, university procedures for requesting an accommodation under the ADA, the importance of job descriptions to include essential functions, and employee responsibilities.

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