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Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy


To set forth the University’s commitment to equal employment opportunity.


All University of Dayton employees and applicants for employment.

Policy History

I. Effective Date: August 12, 1992

II. Approval: June 10, 2022

III. History:

  • Approved in its original form: August 12, 1992
  • Approved as amended: March 15, 1994
  • Approved as amended: October 16, 1998
  • Approved as amended: October 21, 2000
  • Approved as amended: May 13, 2005
  • Approved as amended: June 4, 2014 (This policy was formerly part of the Affirmative Action Policy. Both policies are now maintained as separate and distinct policies.)
  • Approved as amended; May 5, 2015
  • Approved as amended: June 10, 2022

IV. Maintenance of Policy: Vice President for Human Resources


In accordance with its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity. Equal opportunity shall be assured in employment decisions such as hiring and termination, promotion and demotion, job assignment, transfer, compensation, discipline, training and development.  The University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, genetic information, military status, veteran status, familial status or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, ordinance or regulation.

All employees must comply with this policy and are expected to support it.  All managers and supervisors have a responsibility to be knowledgeable about the policy, to communicate it to employees, and to ensure compliance with the policy in their areas of responsibility.  Any manager or supervisor who observes or learns of conduct that may constitute a denial of equal employment opportunity must report it immediately in accordance with this policy.

When the University receives a report or allegation of a violation of this policy, it will promptly investigate the matter.  If an investigation reveals that a violation has occurred, the University will take appropriate corrective and preventive action.  When the investigation has been concluded, the University will inform the complaining party of the results of the investigation.


Any employee who believes that a violation of this policy has occurred should notify the Title IX/504 Coordinator & Equity Compliance Officer (“Equity Compliance Officer”). The procedure for reporting is detailed in the University Equity Complaint Process. 

Employees with questions about this policy are encouraged to contact their supervisor, the Office of Human Resources or the Equity Compliance Officer.

Reference Documents

  1. University of Dayton Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy
  2. Mandatory Reporting Policy
  3. University of Dayton Equity Compliance Resolution Process
  4. University of Dayton Sexual Harassment Resolution Process
  5. Human Resources Policy and Procedures Handbook



For questions relating to the University policies of Human Resources, please contact:

Office of Human Resources