What We Do
Equal Opportunity & Title IX is committed to promoting the right of all individuals to equal opportunity in employment and to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive working and learning environment. Our work is guided by compliance with UND's non-discrimination policies and by federal and state laws and regulations.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. If you have experienced discrimination or harassment, contact our office to discuss reporting options and support. You can review our Discrimination and Harassment Policy or make an online report.
As a federal contractor, UND develops and monitors a program to help eliminate effects of past and present discrimination. Affirmative action is a process in which employers identify potential areas of improvement, set goals, and take positive steps to advance opportunities for women, racial minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Affirmative action focuses on hiring, training, and promoting qualified protected class members where they are underrepresented.
The University of North Dakota prepares annual Affirmative Action Plans in accordance with state and federal law. The University’s Affirmative Action Plans for individuals with disability and for protected veterans can be accessed, pursuant to applicable law, by contacting the Equal Opportunity and Title IX office
Accommodation in the Hiring/Employment Process
If you are a qualified applicant or employee with a disability and need accommodations in the application process or to perform the essential functions of your position, visit Disability Support to learn about our disability resources and assistance.
Applicants for Employment
Applicants for employment at UND are invited to submit information on demographic characteristics and veteran and disability status during the application process. You may choose to not provide a response to any of the questions. This information is kept confidential and is not accessible by, or reported to, the hiring unit. In addition, the decision whether to provide the information will not subject you to any adverse treatment.
This information is requested and used in accordance with Executive Order 11246; Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act, as amended, to help us monitor our hiring practices.
After receiving an offer and prior to starting employment, new employees are again invited to complete self-identification forms for demographic, veteran, and disability status. An employee can update this information at any time through Employee Self-Service. Employees will also be asked periodically to update their disability status. This information is used for federal reporting and affirmative action goal assessment purposes.
North Dakota Veteran's Preference
In accordance with state law, UND gives preference to employment applicants who are qualifying veterans and spouses of qualifying veterans. You will be invited to declare your veteran's status and provide supporting documentation when you apply for employment. Additional information about ND veteran's preference can be found at the North Dakota Department of Veteran Affairs.
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a federal agency that administers and enforces civil rights laws against workplace discrimination
- U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights is a federal agency that enforces civil rights laws in educational institutions
- U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is the office responsible for ensuring that employers doing business with the federal government comply with nondiscrimination laws and regulations
- North Dakota Department of Labor and Human Rights is is responsible for enforcing North Dakota labor and human rights laws