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Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action / Title IX

Vassar College

Welcome to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) / Title IX.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action /Title IX oversees the College’s compliance with Title IX, equal opportunity, affirmative action, and other state and federal civil rights laws. It helps investigate and resolve complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual violence, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and stalking. As you explore our website, you will find many resources that foster and support an environment on campus that is inclusive, respectful and free from discrimination and harassment. We are committed and dedicated to all the principles outlined in EOAA’s mission statement and the College’s nondiscrimination statement.

Our Mission

In keeping with the long-standing traditions of the college, Vassar is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. This commitment extends beyond mere compliance with the law and requires a strong program of equal opportunity and affirmative action in virtually all aspects of college life. The mission of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action / Title IX is to provide clear leadership and support on matters relating to equity, diversity, respect, and inclusiveness for all members of the Vassar College community.

EOAA oversees, facilitates and supports the college’s efforts to ensure equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, religion, creed, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, marital status, familial status, disability, genetic information or characteristics, veteran or military status, criminal conviction, or other characteristic protected by law. 

To fulfill our mission, the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action provides:

  • Information, consultation, training, and resources to the Vassar College community with regard to diversity, harassment and discrimination prevention, affirmative action, equal opportunity, and disability matters
  • Individual consultation with Vassar College, staff, faculty, students, and administrators
  • A mechanism for responding to complaints of harassment and discrimination
  • Oversight of and support for the Collegeʼs compliance efforts in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, harassment and discrimination prevention, and compliance with all applicable state and federal civil rights laws

If EOAA can be of any assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.



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