Tufts University has a longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion, and in 2012 President Monaco convened a university-wide Council on Diversity to develop recommendations to advance diversity and inclusion within the university community of students, faculty, and staff. We invite you to learn more about the Council and its progress.
One of the responsibilities of the Council’s working group on administrative structures and policies is to assess the optimal balance and relationship, in a decentralized academic environment, between central administrative support for diversity initiatives, and School and divisional offices and programs. Pending the conclusion of the Council’s work, programmatic initiatives formerly overseen by the university’s Office of Institutional Diversity have been realigned.
The Office of Equal Opportunity continues to ensure that the university’s commitment and goals toward equal opportunity are integral components of Tufts’ policies. OEO furthers this mission by ensuring that the University maintains compliance with all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to anti-discrimination, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title IX, through complaint resolution, programming and outreach. OEO cooperates with members of the Tufts community to resolve complaints of discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual misconduct, and set forth University policies and guidelines that pertain to these areas of conflict. The office also ensures that the University maintains compliance with all federal, state, and local laws pertaining to affirmative action.