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Our internal community share a fundamental right to work and learn in a safe environment. The Office of Institutional Equity strives to provide that safe environment that is conducive to intellectual engagement, learning, and working in positive ways. Our focus on systemic issues by addressing policy and procedural concerns.

Our charge is to remind each other daily not only what our laws are but also what Norfolk State University’s strong collective spirit of fairness demands. We respect the dignity and value of each human being in our community and support the sharing of different values and perspectives. The office strives to:

  • Foster an inclusive community that promotes a positive educational environment, fairness, and access, and
  • Support compliance efforts as they relate to equal opportunities and affirmative action laws and regulations

Colleagues on our team work with faculty, staff, students, alumni, and visitors on related aspects that include:

  • Access and disability services
  • Affirmative action plans and implementation
  • Best practices for searches and hires
  • Discrimination and harassment administration
  • Educational programming
  • University Title IX