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Diversity and Employment Practices

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Office of Diversity and Employment Practices
Bureau of Mines, Room 318
1000 E University Ave, Dept 4307
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307)766-3459
Fax: (307)766-2742


Welcome to the University of Wyoming's Office of Diversity//Equal Employment Opportunity homepage.   This website has been developed to provide information about the role and services the Diversity/EEO Office provides to the University of Wyoming community.

The University of Wyoming aims to be a leader among higher education institutions in the Rocky Mountain region in designing and implementing diversity initiatives.  Our ultimate goal is to engage in strategic activities as we progress toward creating a campus environment that appeals to individuals from varied backgrounds and beliefs.  We are not interested in simply achieving political correctness.  We welcome diversity because we know that it dynamically enriches our collective scholarly productivity and creativity.  The University of Wyoming therefore accepts, encourages, and actively solicits new ideas and strategic approaches to achieving diversity. 

The University seeks to embody in the minds of its administrators, faculty, staff, students, and visitors a warm and open human spirit.  We also look forward to establishing a more visible partnership with the greater Wyoming community in order to complement the State's appreciation for and celebration of individualism, a phenomenon that is critical to a community's efforts in achieving diversity.  The University also continues to endorse an environment free of discrimination because we know that this can only further enhance our success with attracting diverse approaches to teaching and learning.  We believe that we can secure a climate of acceptance and mutual respect for different opinions, cultures, experiences, and perspectives and we are committed to evaluating, endorsing, and supporting viable diversity initiatives.

Overall Responsibilities

As the central repository for records and information relative to the University's diversity initiatives as well as the University's compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity regulations, the Diversity/EEO Office will:

  • Review, coordinate, and periodically provide progress reports addressing individual and institutional wide diversity initiatives

  • Explore and propose additional diversity related approaches

  • Develop and administer the Institution's EEO Program

  • Ensure University compliance with equal employment opportunity regulations

  • Conduct reviews and investigations of Civil Rights complaints

  • Develop and administer employee training programs to address matters of diversity, sexual harassment prevention, and other forms of illegal discrimination

  • Develop and administer specialized training in faculty and administrative job search protocols in order to ensure compliance with the University's commitment to diversity

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"Thank you for your efforts to engage in these new initiatives in support of Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. Taking this first step is essential as we implement ways to increase the diversity in our workforce." - President Richard C. McGinity

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