Services We Provide

For sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual exploitation, stalking and sexual harassment

  • Complaint processing and investigation
  • Counseling referrals
  • Safe rooms / residential relocation
  • Academic support and resources
  • Medical treatment referrals
  • Adjudication and appeal process available
  • No contact orders and other protective measures
  • Information on criminal complaint reporting, forensic exams, and protective orders
  • Educational workshops and trainings
  • Consultations for student, faculty and staff

For discrimination and diversity

  • Complaint processing and investigation
  • Protective measures against retaliation
  • Education workshops and trainings
  • Adjudication and appeal process available
  • Safe Zone
  • Consultations for student, faculty and staff 

Our Mission

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, and compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.

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. 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 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, programs, and services related to equality of opportunity in employment, access, retention, and participation of faculty, staff, and students.  The Office further monitors the University’s compliance with all 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.