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Mission Statement

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.
—Albert Einstein

The Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services Department's (EAD) mission is to proactively assist the university with the interpretation, understanding and application of federal and state laws which impose special obligations in the areas of equal opportunity and affirmative action. The EAD carries out its mission by continuously developing, implementing, evaluating and revising action-oriented programs aimed at promoting and valuing equity and diversity in the university's faculty, staff, and student body. The EAD’s core values include equity, diversity, inclusiveness, accessibility and accommodation, all of which represent the spirit and purpose of the EAD.