Guide to the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Compliance Records, 1967-1997

Summary Information

Title: Office of Equity, Diversity, and Compliance Records, 1967-1997
Collection: UA.5042
Extent: 13.27 linear feet (23 boxes, 3 half-sized manuscript boxes, 1 records carton, 2 folders)
Abstract:

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance (EDC) is charged with ensuring that the dignity of students, employees and campus visitors is upheld, equal access to education and employment is guaranteed, respectful treatment is assured, and an appreciation of differences is fostered for all members of the university community. These records contain mostly administrative files and reports/surveys concerning initiatives of the office.

Creator: Office of Equity, Diversity, and Compliance.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance (EDC) is charged with ensuring that the dignity of students, employees and campus visitors is upheld, equal access to education and employment is guaranteed, respectful treatment is assured, and an appreciation of differences is fostered for all members of the university community. EDC staff guide and monitor search and hiring procedures, affirmative action and equal opportunity compliance, recruitment and admission strategies, and the exit interview process. Complaints about unlawful harassment or discrimination from any member of the university community are investigated by EDC staff and brought to resolution. EDC staff provide workshops in harassment prevention and responsible human relations to any on- or off-campus class, organization, or unit. EDC sponsors the Open Door program and is a founding sponsor of the annual Diversity Celebration.

The office has had a variety of names and has reported to different offices over the past 15 years, but Equality Opportunity Programs was created at least by 1986, and now, as the Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance, reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Scope and Contents

These Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance Records contain mostly administrative files and reports/surveys concerning initiatives of the office. Administrative files inlcude meeting minutes, planning documents, notes, and correspodence. The reports/surveys address topics including: affirmative actions, faculty emeriti, equal pay, sixth-year programs, athletics, financial audits, economic impact, Discrimination in Employment Act, minority student data, minority enrollment, and compliance policy. The files range from 1970-1997, though the bulk of the material dates 1983-1990 from the Equal Opportunity Administrator Files.

Arrangement

This collection has not yet been fully processed.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room. Individual accessions may have access restrictions due to the presence of confidential information. Restrictions are noted in the Accessions List, where applicable.

Acquisitions Information

These records were transferred to the University Archives in multiple accessions.

Processing Information

This record group has been minimally arranged and described in summary but has not yet been merged into a single collection. The record group currently consists of numerous individual accessions listed below.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UA.5042: Office of Equity, Diversity, and Compliance Records, University Archives, Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C., USA.

Container List

The following accession list links to inventories of records received and added to this record group.

UA.2004.080: Office of Equal Opportunity Policy, 1970-1979

UA.2004.095: Affirmative Action, 1976-1978

UA.2004.118: Equal Opportunity Administrator Files, 1983-1990

UA.2004.267: Equal Opportunity Programs Administrative/Planning Files, 1978-1993

UA.2005.115: Equal Opportunity Office Administrative Files, 1968-1990

UA.2005.223: Equity Office Departmental Program Files, 1994-1997

UA.2006.179: Office of Equal Opportunity: Administrative and Meeting Files, 1975 - 1991

UA.2006.195a: Equal Opportunity Programs Office Files, 1967-1991

UA.2006.195b: Equal Opportunity Program, Dr. Howe's Confidential Files, 1977-1984 [Restricted for personal information.]

UA.2008.009: Advisory Council/Committee File, 1987-1990

UA.2009.080: Equal Opportunity and Committees and Councils, 1980-1990

UA.2010.075: Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance Equal Employment Opportunity, 1975-1995 [Restricted for personal information.]