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Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention Office

The Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention Office (EODP) is the campus office responsible for the University's compliance with federal and state laws and University policies and procedures regarding affirmative action, non-discrimination, and retaliation for staff and faculty. EODP works to promote and integrate the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, non-discrimination, and excellence through diversity on campus.

Latest News

  • Education Dept. Says It Will Scale Back Civil Rights Investigations

    The Department of Education is scaling back investigations into civil rights violations at the nation’s public schools and universities, easing off mandates imposed by the Obama administration that the new leadership says have bogged down the agency.

  • Minorities Who 'Whiten' Resumes Get More Job Interviews

    Minority job applicants are “whitening” their resumes by deleting references to their race with the hope of boosting their shot at jobs, and recent research shows the strategy is paying off.

  • The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Expresses Concern Regarding Federal Civil Rights Enforcement Efficacy and Priorities

    The Commission, by majority vote, expresses concern with the Administration’s proposed budget cuts to and planned staff losses in numerous programs and civil rights offices across the federal government that enforce our nation’s federal civil rights laws.

  • Digging Into Gender Equity

    UCSB scholars organize a symposium that will examine the prevalence — or lack thereof — of women in academic and private archaeology

  • Confronting Controversy

    Many people have argued that the recent student protests at colleges and universities across the country primarily involve free speech issues. For their part, the protesters disagree, arguing that the issues they seek to address are racism, exclusivity and bigotry in all its forms -- from fecal swastikas smeared on bathroom walls to racial slurs and microaggressions.

  • Taking a Stand for Free Speech

    Several dozen Yale University faculty members on Monday issued an open letter defending the right of free speech, and offering support for Erika and Nicholas Christakis, whom some students want ousted from their positions leading a residential college.

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