Office of Institutional Equity

Pittsburg State University is committed to creating and maintaining an equitable work and learning environment that is safe, inclusive and free of discriminatory conduct prohibited by our Nondiscrimination Policy. The Office of Institutional Equity leads efforts to promote and uphold this policy and its goals, foster equity and opportunity, strengthen relationships across diverse groups, and support a campus culture of equality for all members of the University community.

The Office of Institutional Equity also strives to foster an inclusive campus environment that embraces the talents and achievements of all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, ancestry, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, or disabilities.

To fulfill our commitment, the Office of Institutional Equity provides:

  • Oversight of and support for the University’s efforts to comply with all applicable federal and state civil rights laws and Pittsburg State University’s policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation;

  • Consultation, training, and resources to the University community regarding equal opportunity, affirmative action, diversity, and preventing discrimination, harassment, and retaliation;

  • A mechanism for responding to complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation;

  • Formal and informal conflict resolution to University faculty, staff and students who are experiencing employment-related or educational-related conflicts;

  • Facilitation of individual accommodations for current or prospective employees with disabilities who choose to identify; and

  • Oversight of the recruitment process for all Unclassified positions while monitoring the procedures for University Support Staff positions

Jamie Thayer
Director of Institutional Equity
& Title IX Coordinator

Room 218, Russ Hall
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762