INSTITUTIONAL EQUITY

Diversity is fundamental to our mission. The University of Michigan-Flint is committed to creating and maintaining a working and learning environment that embraces individual differences.  We celebrate, recognize and value diversity. University Human Resources is committed to ensuring that all staff, faculty and students have equal access and opportunities, and receive the support needed to be successful. Additionally, we are committed to the principles of equal opportunity in all employment, educational and research programs, activities and events, as well as  to the use of affirmative actions to cultivate and maintain an environment that fosters equal opportunity. Printed copies of our affirmative action plan are available for review in the office of Human Resources, 303 E. Kearsley, 213 UPAV, Flint, Michigan.

INSTITUTIONAL EQUITY SPECIALIST (IES)

The Institutional Equity Specialist (IES) provides:

Information, consultation, training and resources to the Campus community with regard to diversity, harassment and discrimination prevention, affirmative action, equal opportunity and disability matters;
Individual consultation with Campus community managers, supervisors, staff, faculty, students, and administrators;
Neutral investigation for all complaints of harassment and discrimination;
Support for the Campus’ compliance efforts in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, harassment and discrimination prevention, and compliance with all applicable State and Federal civil rights laws.

Additional Services:

  • Interpreting, communicating and applying the University’s policies and procedures
  • Resolving workplace challenges, and developing appropriate goals and objectives
  • Developing  strategies to create high-performing teams
  • Identifying training initiatives and
  • Addressing many other workplace needs including allegations of workplace harassment, or unfair treatment

COMPLAINT INFORMATION

Nondiscrimination Policy

The University of Michigan is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.                         Campus Commitment, Pg. 3.

Complaint Investigation

The IES investigates all complaints of alleged discrimination between faculty and staff, as well as complaints that arise between faculty/staff and students. For student-to-student discrimination complaints, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.

The IES investigates all complaints of alleged sexual misconduct involving faculty, staff, or students. Sexual Misconduct is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that is committed without valid consent. It includes: sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other forms of sex-based discrimination.

How To File A Complaint

Flint Campus inquiries or complaints may be addressed to:

Kirstie Stroble

Institutional Equity Specialist

Human Resources

213 UPAV

Phone: (810) 237 – 6517

E-mail: stroblek@umflint.edu 
E-mail: umfinstitutionalequity@umflint.edu 

 

Other inquires or complaints may be addressed to:

Senior Director for Institutional Equity
Title IX/Section 504 Coordinator
Office for Institutional Equity
2072 Administrative Services Building
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1432
Phone:  734-763-0235, TTY 734-647-1388

ADA ACCOMMODATIONS & COMPLIANCE

University of Michigan-Flint is committed to equal employment in all aspects of employment for individuals with a disability. In Accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and State laws, and consistent with the University’s Policy on Harassment and Discrimination, it is the policy of the University to provide reasonable accommodations in employment to individuals with disabilities unless the reasonable accommodation would impose an undue hardship of the operation of the University’s business or would change an essential function of the position. Our human resources team is committed to engaging in the interactive process during the accommodation request process. Please contact Human Resources for information and assistance (810) 762-3150.

What is Reasonable Accommodation?

For University Employees (including student employees)
A reasonable accommodation is a modification or adjustment to a job, employment practice, or the work environment that makes it possible for a qualified individual with a disability to enjoy an equal employment opportunity. The University will provide a reasonable accommodation to the known disability of a qualified applicant or employee with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship.

Karen Arthur
E-mail: karthur@umflint.edu
Phone: 810-766-6658
 

For University Students 
A reasonable accommodation is a reasonable modification in policies, practices or procedures, when the modifications are necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability, unless the modifications would fundamentally alter the nature of a University service, program or activity. Examples of reasonable accommodations may include, but are not limited to:

  • note taking services 
  • text conversion to alternative accessible formats
  • audio and video tapes
  • qualified interpreter services
  • adjusting time limits on tests
  • making facilities and/or programs readily accessible to and useable by individuals with disabilities

VETERAN’S PROTECTION

University of Michigan-Flint is committed to the goal of equal opportunity in employment.  To further this goal, the University has established a non-discrimination policy, which prohibits discrimination against protected veterans.  Additionally, the University is in compliance with the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974 (VEVRAA), as amended as well as other applicable federal and state regulations.  Please see the definitions section for an explanation as to who qualifies as a protected veteran.  

The University’s protection of protected veterans extends to applicants for employment as well as current employees.  Both applicants and employees are welcome to self-identify as protected veterans under the University’s Affirmative Action Program. Self-identification is completely voluntary and information provided will be kept confidential.