Office for Equity & Accessibility
Post-election conversations available for employees
Amid a global pandemic and social unrest there is also a presidential election happening. This election has already had many contentious moments that are eliciting extreme emotions. The increase in early voting will make this different than any other election we have ever had. Additionally, it is unlikely that we will know the presumed winner of the election on election night.
It is important to discuss and process what is happening around the election. Participation in a civics discussion with trained mediators and conflict resolution personnel from the Office for Equity and Accessibility and the Ombuds office will be available to faculty and staff to help with feelings and emotions that may occur after the election.
To schedule time for this discussion, please contact Serena Young, administrative assistant to the Ombudsman office.
For questions or more information about this initiative, please contact Henry Yampolsky in the Office for Equity and Accessibility
The Office for Equity and Accessibility continues to process reports of discrimination and harassment as well as requests for disability-related accommodations. Our staff is available for meetings via Zoom or by phone. The office is offering both on-demand and live Title IX, Policy 1025 and VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) compliance trainings through the new PageUp LMS. Access to PageUp is available at training.vt.edu. Please, note that OEA is no longer utilizing CourseWhere for Compliance Trainings. Please contact us via email at email@example.com or via phone at 540-231-2010 with any questions or concerns.
The Office for Equity and Accessibility promotes a learning and working environment free from harassment and discrimination for employees and students. We strengthen the university’s core institutional values of equitable practices through civility, compliance and education while mitigating risks. This office is responsible for the University’s :
- Americans with Disability Act and section 504 compliance
- Affirmative action program and section 503 compliance
- Compliance related trainings and conflict resolution program
- Prevention efforts; as well as, response to discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct.
Federal laws, state laws, and executive orders:
Learn about the federal laws, state laws and executive orders that help Virginia Tech create a community free from discrimination and harassment.
For concerns of discrimination and harrassment: