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Office of Social Equity

The Office of Social Equity supports the University's goal of creating and maintaining a learning environment in which the rights of all are respected. This office encourages the entire University to become personally involved in enriching the campus through support of enhanced diversity and pluralism. The Office of Social Equity reaffirms the University's commitment to equity and diversity through the promotion of understanding, tolerance and respect for others, and ensures that the University community understands and complies with federal and state laws and California University policies with respect to equal opportunity, affirmative action and Title IX.

Services

The Office of Social Equity helps students resolve concerns and complaints regarding harassment, discrimination and disability.  The Office of Social Equity strives to help any student, faculty member or employee who needs information or assistance or has a concern about equal opportunity, Title IX or sexual harassment policies. The Office of Social Equity's support services are provided in the following areas:

Equal Opportunity, Diversity, Compliance and Equity

The Special Assistant to the President for EEEO strives to enhance diversity in the University community through working with diversity committees/groups, special projects, trainings, etc.

Social Equity Complaints
The responsibility for investigating complaints is vested in the Office of Social Equity under the direction of the Special assistant to the President. Complete information regarding policies, procedures, and the informal and formal complaint processes can be found in the both the policy statements and compliance procedures on equal education and employment opportunity and social equity and the Gender-Based/Sexual Misconduct (Title IX) policies available from this office.

Sexual Harassment Education Sessions
The Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education has mandated that all universities conduct sexual harassment awareness training with new students. The Office of Social Equity at California University of Pennsylvania provides online training in preventing sexual harassment, which all new students are required to complete the online training. Please click onto the following website address http://training.newmedialearning.com/psh/cup/ in order to begin the online training.

Location and Hours

The Office of Social Equity is located in South Hall, Room 112. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and evenings and weekends by appointment. For services or information, visit the office or call 724-938-4014.

The Web address is www.calu.edu/faculty-staff/administration/social-equity/index.htm.