The Office of Social Equity

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Social Equity

Mission Statement

The Office of Social Equity is here to ensure that Federal and Pennsylvania State laws are followed and enforced regarding the right for all to receive an education and to work, as well as advance in employment on the basis of merit, ability, and potential without fear of discrimination by ensuring that the University is in compliance with all federal and Pennsylvania state laws in regard to Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Title IX, including, but not limited to:

  • Executive Order 11246
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990                   
  • Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964                                                         
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972                                             
  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
  • Pennsylvania Fair Education Opportunity Act                                               
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization 2013
  • Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act 2013

This office also creates, maintains, and updates the University's Affirmative Action Plan, conducts investigations on all discrimination and sexual harassment complaints, performs University-wide Social Equity and Campus Security Authority (CSA) training sessions, as well as provides the required annual employee and student online Social Equity training courses, in addition to assisting with policies and procedures regarding discrimination prevention, Title IX, and faculty searches.

Office of Social Equity Staff

Special Assistant to the President for Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity (EEEO) and Title IX CoordinatorBio: John Burnett, Ph.D.

Administrative Assistant: Ms. Tracy Breckenridge, M.Ed.

Office Location

South Hall, Room 112
Phone:  (724) 938-4014
Fax:  (724) 938-1672

Equal Opportunity Statement

California University of Pennsylvania is committed to Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.  

Campus Climate Survey Results

Download the Cal U Campus Climate Survey Full Report (PDF)

View Sue Rankin's powerpoint from the results presentation on October 29th, 2013

Contact Us

Special Assistant to the President for EEEO and Title IX Coordinator:  John Burnett, Ph.D.

Administrative Assistant:  Tracy Breckenridge, M.Ed.

Helpful Links

Faculty Search Guide and Information

International Student Services

Download a copy of the Campus Climate Survey Proposal PDF

Report an anonymous tip to campus police.

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