Office of Compliance and Equity Management

Resources

UNI Resources

Resources for Supervisors

Disability Resources

Enforcement Agencies

Other Resources

UNI Resources

Accessibility (Web) This webpage provides information about how websites can be made accessible for all of society. If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Dorr in University Relations.
Center for Multicultural Education The CME will advance inclusion and social justice through advocacy and support of underrepresented and marginalized students, provide diversity education for all its community members, and promote a safe and welcoming environment that fosters academic success, a sense of belonging, and respect for all people and cultures.
Counseling Center The UNI Counseling Center promotes the personal development and psychological well-being of all students and encourages a college environment that is conducive to growth and learning.
Disability Etiquette This page provides some guidelines to ensure respectful and equal treatment of people with disabilities.
Diversity Matters The Diversity Matters page provides information about diversity related organizations and events on campus. Diversity Matters page provides diversity related resources both on campus and in the State of Iowa.
Employee Assistance Program EAP is a service that offers initial assessment/referral and short-term counseling for employees and their immediate, tax dependent family members, and/or those family members covered on the employee's health insurance plan. EAP can address personal problems that may be affecting relationships, health, and work performance.
Faculty and Staff Disability Services The FSDS works to ensure faculty, staff, prospective employees, and visitors with disabilities have the best possible experience while at UNI. 
Human Resource Services HRS fosters an environment of integrity and collaboration through innovative solutions and communications contributing to the successful recruitment, development, and retention of University employees.
Policies and Procedures This page provides information on legal, public safety, student, and staff and faculty policies and procedures.
Student Accessibility Services SAS views disabilities as an integral part of the rich diversity at the University of Northern Iowa. To that end, we work collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to create an accessible educational environment for students.

Resources for Supervisors

ADA Basic Building Blocks This resource is an introductory web course on the Americans with Disabilities Act that is designed to help increase your knowledge and understanding of the basic principles and core concepts in the ADA and the ADA Amendments Act.
Addressing Sexual Harassment - Guidelines from the U.S. Dept. of Education This resource provides a checklist for a comprehensive approach to addressing and preventing harassment. 
Dealing with Difficult Employees This source helps to explain why some employees are difficult as well as steps one can take to handle that difficult employee.
Dear College Letters Dear Colleague Letters are issued by the federal Office for Civil Rights and provide continued guidance on issues related to our students. 
Dear Colleague Letter for Students Who are Pregnant The Office for Civil Rights provided guidance which clarifies the specific requirements of Title IX applicable to pregnant and parenting students.

Disability Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ADA.gov provides information regarding the ADA, technical assistance, accessibility design standards, articles regarding cases related to ADA regulations. 
DBTAC - Great Plains ADA Center - resources, webcasts, training, and more One stop resource for technical assistance, training, and information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other related disability laws. 
Disability.gov This federal government website provides comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide, linking to more than 14,000 federal, state, and local resources. 
EEOC - Reasonable Accommodation and Undue Hardship under the ADA This document discusses types of reasonable accommodations related to job performance such as job restructuring, leave, reassignment, among others.
EEOC - The LEAD Initiative (Leadership for the Employment of Americans with Disabilities) LEAD is the EEOC's initiative to address the declining number of employees with targeted disabilities in the federal workforce. Their goal is to increase the number of individuals with disabilities employed by the federal government.
Job Accommodation Network The leading source for free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues.
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities NACDD is the national association for the 56 Councils on Developmental Disabilities across the U.S. and its territories. Their role is to support programs that promote self-determination, integration, and inclusion for all people in the U.S. with developmental disabilities. 
National Federation of the Blind The National Federation of the Blind is the largest membership of blind people in the United States. The NFB improves blind people's lives through advocacy, education, research, technology, and programs encouraging independence and self-confidence.
EEOC - Types of Disability Discrimination This page provides information about the various forms of discrimination covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act or the Rehabilitation Act. 
U.S. Department of Justice--Customers with Disabilities Mean Business This article provides information and statistics regarding facts about Americans with Disabilities and their influence on businesses.
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines WCAG covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photo sensitivity and combinations of these. Following these guidelines will also often make your Web content more usable to users in general.
Wheelchair Information Chairdex provides information on types of wheelchairs and their accessories, wheelchair designs, and the history of wheelchairs.

Enforcement Agencies

Iowa Civil Rights Commission The Iowa Civil Rights Commission is a neutral, fact-finding law enforcement agency that works to end discrimination within Iowa by enforcing the Iowa Civil Rights Act. They work to prohibit discrimination in employment, housing, credit, and education by investigating and litigating civil rights complaints.
Office for Civil Rights--U.S. Department of Education OCR works to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. They serve student populations facing discrimination and the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems.
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs OFCCP is responsible for ensuring that employers doing business with the Federal government comply with the laws and regulations requiring nondiscrimination.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services USCIS administers the nation’s lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland, and honoring our values.
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights USCCR works to inform the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of federal civil rights laws.
U.S. Department of Justice--Civil Rights Division The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans. The Division enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin.
U.S. Department of Labor USDOL works to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employments; and assure work-related benefits and rights. 
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission "The EEOC is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information."

Other Resources

American Council on Education ACE is one of the most influential higher education associations that works to mobilize the higher education community to shape effective public policy and foster innovative, high-quality practice. 
Association of American Colleges and Universities AAC&U is the leading national association dedicated to advancing the vitality and public standing of liberal education by making quality and equity the foundations for excellence in undergraduate education in service to democracy.
Board of Regents, State of Iowa The Iowa Board of Regents govern five public educational institutions in the state. They work to maintain educational quality, public service activities, and accessibility for Iowa State University, the University of Northern Iowa, and the University of Iowa along with two special preschool/K-12th grade schools in Iowa.
Campus Legal Information Clearinghouse (The Catholic University of America) The Campus Legal Information Clearinghouse is a collaboration between ACE and The Catholic University of America. This site provides information regarding ADA compliance, harassment, student life issues, campus security and other related issues.
Legal Information Institute (Cornell Law School) LII is a small not-for-profit group that believes everyone should be able to read and understand the laws that govern them, without cost. We carry out this vision by publishing law online, creating materials that help people understand law and exploring new technologies that make it easier for people to find the law