Mission Statement

Radford University is committed to providing equal opportunity and an educational and work environment free from any discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy status, and veteran status.  The Office of Diversity and Equity forwards and monitors the University's continuing commitment to equal opportunity in its employment and educational practices.

The mission of the Office of Diversity and Equity is to assist Radford University in creating and maintaining diverse, inclusive and safe learning, living, and working environments free from sexual assault/violence, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, stalking, sexual harassment, and discrimination. Our office not only works toward diverse representation in these environments, but with a goal to providing opportunities for each individual’s full participation and success in the campus community in a climate of mutual respect through education and guidance.

The Office of Diversity and Equity contributes to these efforts by promoting physical access to University facilities, programs, and services, including collaborations with campus entities and the surrounding community to ensure this access for persons with disabilities. This office oversees the University’s federally mandated affirmative action efforts consistent with its Affirmative Action Plan and fair hiring practices, handles sexual misconduct, sexual harassment and discrimination complaints and concerns, and provides education and guidance to members of the University.

The Office of Diversity and Equity coordinates the development of policy, procedures, training, educational programs, and services related to equality of opportunity in employment and education for faculty, staff, and students.  The Office further monitors the University’s compliance with Title IX, federal laws, state laws, and University policies related to equal opportunity. The Office of Diversity and Equity also accomplishes its mission through the implementation of initiatives within the areas of Compliance, Diversity, and Equity Initiatives.

Our work is shaped by Radford University’s core values under its Code of Ethics: Respect, Honesty and Integrity, Communication, Stewardship, Excellence, Responsibility and Accountability.