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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

Our Mission: To foster diversity and fairness within the University Community


Diversity and Employment Practices has developed this website to provide information about the role and services we provide to the University of Wyoming community.

Overall Responsibilities
Partner with academic and administrative units to:
  • Explore and propose additional diversity-related approaches to increase diversity in applicant pools
  • Develop and administer specialized training in faculty and administrative job search protocols and facilitate compliance with the University's commitment to diversity
  • Develop and administer the University's equal employment opportunity program
We also:
  • 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
  • Review, coordinate, and periodically provide progress reports addressing individual and institutional-wide diversity initiatives
  • Provide advice and insights on other diversity-related matters
To accomplish these, we offer a working knowledge of:
  • Cultural Competency
  • Inclusion
  • Compliance with state and federal requirements

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.

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Changes to the Search Process

In an effort to streamline the search process, Diversity and Employment Practices has modified some steps. These modifications increase the accountability of the Search Committee in conducting fair and equitable searches consistent with UW Regulation 1-3, Equal Employment Opportunity/Diversity Program.

The Power of Workforce Diversity

The Power of Workforce Diversity

Diversity Survey

To continue to advance diversity initiatives and to comply with federal regulations, the University conducts a voluntary employee self-identification survey, also known as, “The Invitation to Self-Identify,” every five years. This is a confidential process in which employees can self-identify race/ethnic background, protected veteran status, and disability status. Self-identification is possible at any point after hiring. Submission of this information is voluntary. Information is maintained separately from employment records, and declining to participate will not result in any adverse action.

OFCCP Training Available

"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

Living and Learning Differently

Living and Learning Differently

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