The Office of Equal Opportunity administers JMU’s commitment to providing an equitable and safe environment for the entire JMU community. JMU adheres to a strict policy that prohibits discrimination of any kind in JMU’s hiring practices, admissions, academics, or programs involving JMU employees or students.  The Office of Equal Opportunity is a resource for all university community members to ensure the protections and rights provided in the non-discrimination policy and other university polices and/or state and federal laws. 

The responsibility for overall coordination, monitoring and information dissemination about JMU’s program of equal opportunity, non-discrimination, and affirmative action is assigned to the Office of Equal Opportunity.  The OEO also monitors JMU’s compliance with federal and state laws. Watch this short video to learn about laws that regulate equal opportunity and JMU's commitment to diversity. 

Any university community member who believes they have been subjected to discrimination due to age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status may file a complaint with the OEO. Our office investigates complaints of discrimination and harassment and provides preliminary findings.

Harassment of on the basis of a person's sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity is considered sexual harassment.  The Title IX Office investigates all complaints of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.  Please refer to the Title IX webpage for more information on sexual harassment and sexual misconduct policies and procedures, and Title IX Coordinator contact information.

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