Equal Opportunity

Respect for human diversity is an essential element of the Miami University community.

The policy of Miami University shall be that capability and merit are the basic criteria for employment and that capability, merit, and length of service are the basic criteria for promotion of all University academic and nonacademic staff. Equal opportunity shall be assured in hiring, promotion, retention, training, and other personnel matters regarding all employees without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race religion, sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, protected veteran status. Discrimination against any individual for the above reasons is specifically prohibited, except where sex, age, or other qualification is a bona fide occupational qualification. The University shall effect its policy of equal employment opportunity through a positive and continuing affirmative action program (refer to the University Statement of Non-Discrimination).

Affirmative Action Plan Information

Miami University's Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) completes an annual Affirmative Action Plan for women and minorities in accordance with Executive Order 11246, as amended, and Title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 60-1 (Equal Employment Opportunity of Government Contractors), Part 60-2 (Affirmative Action Programs of Government Non-Construction Contractors; also known as "Revised Order No. 4"), and Part 60-20 (Sex Discrimination Guidelines for Government Contractors).

The OEEO also completes an annual Affirmative Action Plan for individuals with disabilities (IWDs) in accordance with the Rehabilitation Action of 1973, Section 503, as amended and Title 41, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 60-741 (Affirmative Action Program for Individuals with Disabilities), as well as protected veterans in accordance with the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, Section 4212, as amended, and Title 41 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 60-250 (Affirmative Action Program for Disabled Veterans and Other Veterans).

Miami University's Affirmative Action Plans are located at

Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity
Hanna House
219 East Spring Street
Oxford, OH 45056
Academic Year Office Hours | Monday-Friday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Summer Office Hours | Monday-Friday: 7:30am-4:30pm

For additional Information regarding Miami University's Affirmative Action Plan, please contact the Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity at 513-529-7157.