Mission Statement

To fulfill its mission the Office of Affirmative Action (OAA):

  • Leads the initial evaluation of reports of discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence, promptly organizes an impartial and thorough administrative review, if necessary, and recommends equitable resolution of complaints;
  • Serves as a dispute resolution clearinghouse with the Ombudspersons, Employee Relations, University Attorney, Mediation Services, Office of Academic Personnel, Division of Human Resources, and Human Systems Consultant;
  • Writes the affirmative action plan and program to comply with Federal requirements;
  • Develops and delivers tailored AA/EEO educational programs concerning discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, affirmative action, respectful workplace and diversity;
  • Monitors the attainment of affirmative action goals;
  • Recommends, writes, interprets and implements AA/EEO policies and procedures;
  • Advises the K-State community on AA/EEO policies and procedures; and
  • Coordinates requests for reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), investigates and resolves ADA complaints, and serves as liaison to the State of Kansas ADA Coordinator.