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Welcome to the Office of Equal Opportunity

SPRING 2020 UPDATE

Cal Poly is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Please visit https://chw.calpoly.edu/coronavirus for more information. Cal Poly is a welcoming and inclusive community and does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. (Please see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site to learn the facts about COVID-19 to help stop the spread of rumors and bias).
 
The Office of Equal Opportunity continues to offer full service to students, faculty, and staff, remotely and by appointment, through Zoom videoconferencing and/or telephone. Please contact us at (805) 756-6770 or at equalopportunity@calpoly.edu for support, scheduling, or to report a concern.
 
To file a complaint, please complete the applicable complaint form (see below) and submit it to equalopportunity@calpoly.edu. An Office of Equal Opportunity staff member will be in contact within 72 hours of the submission of the complaint.

Our Mission

    The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) promotes an equitable and inclusive learning and work environment at Cal Poly by advancing equal opportunities in all University programs and experiences.

    About Us

    The OEO is responsible for the University's compliance with federal and state laws and regulations and CSU system policies and procedures regarding discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual misconduct, whistleblower protection, and conflict of interest. The OEO provides an impartial and neutral avenue for students, faculty, and staff and other members of the University community to address concerns regarding potential violations of CSU policies.

    Roles

    The Director of the OEO and/or designee serves as the Title IX Coordinator, Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation Administrator, the 504/ADA Coordinator, the Conflict of Interest Administrator, and the Whistleblower Administrator at Cal Poly.

    Services

    • Promotes equity, inclusion, and nondiscrimination by overseeing the University's compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations and CSU system policies and procedures regarding discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual misconduct, whistleblower protections, and conflict of interest.
    • Explains federal and state laws and regulations and CSU system policies and procedures regarding discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual misconduct, whistleblower protections, and conflict of interest.
    • Addresses complaints of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual misconduct, and/or improper governmental activity through informal resolution and/or formal neutral and impartial investigation. 
    • Supports conflict resolution, mediation, and/or restorative justice solutions, as appropriate. 
    • Responds to inquiries by outside agencies including the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). 
    • Facilitates diversity, equity, nondiscrimination, and affirmative action guidelines during recruitment processes through the Employment Equity Facilitator (EEF) program.
    • Presents a variety of training programs and workshops in discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and sexual misconduct prevention, as well as diversity, cultural awareness, and interpersonal communication for students, faculty, and staff.
    • Monitors compliance with conflict of interest and whistleblower protection laws and policies.
    • Compiles data and analysis regarding campus incidents of concern

    For More Information or to Report a Concern

    Please contact us at (805) 756-6770 or at equalopportunity@calpoly.edu for support and scheduling.

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