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University of Connecticut, Affirmative Action Office Records

Identifier: 1990-0001

Scope and Content

The collection contains materials pertaining to the development and publication of the University's Affirmative Action policies. Announcements of activities and programs are available in the ASC Subject file, which is periodically incorporated into the collection.


  • Creation: 1971-2001


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright.


The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) [formerly Office for Affirmative Action, 1971-circa 1999; Office of Diversity and Equity, circa 1999-circa 2017] The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) ensures the University’s commitment and responsibility to foster equitable and inclusive working and learning environments. Our work focuses on administering the University’s non-discrimination policies, as well as ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations related to equal opportunity and affirmative action. This includes OIE serving as the office of the ADA Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator. The entire University community has a shared responsibility to promote affirmative action and provide equal opportunity in order to ensure non-discriminatory work and learning environments.

Throughout its history, the office has supported the University's commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, social equity, and affirmative action by providing advice and services. Its responsibilities include advising the President, executive and senior administration on institutional civil rights and social equity policies, issues and problems. Individually and in collaboration with other divisions and units, the office develops and implements programs and activities to promote a positive campus environment; manages special projects for the retention of minorities and women and diversity training programs that require central oversight; monitors the University's compliance with and develops activities to support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); investigates complaints of discrimination and discriminatory harassment, and manages all pre-litigation civil rights cases filed against the University with state and federal enforcement agencies; prepares the University's Affirmative Action Plan for Employment (state and federal versions); monitors employment systems, including search policies and procedures; and assists the University administration on matters relating to institutional compliance.


18.25 Linear Feet

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Documents the activities, programs and development of the University’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion since the creation of its first affirmative action plan to the current program which includes programs and training addressing accessibility, employment equity, discrimination and harassment and Title IX.

Acquisition Information

The materials were transferred from the Office of Affirmative Action. Copies of the University's Plan are forwarded from the Reserve Desk at Homer Babbidge Library as they are supersceded. Direct transfers of documents from the office began in 2013 and continue periodically.

Separated Material

The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged:

Affirmative Action Plan (recent issues) Dodd Periodicals

University of Connecticut, Affirmative Action Office Records
Archives & Special Collections staff
1990 October
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205
Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US