The Office of Equal Opportunity and Inclusion (OEOI) guides Lesley in achieving our educational mission and nurturing the university's four core values (inquiry, community, diversity, and citizenship).
Lesley University remains committed to a policy of equal opportunity, affirmative action, and inclusion for all current and prospective faculty, students, and staff and to eliminating discrimination when it occurs. Lesley University does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, membership in Uniformed Services, and all other categories protected by applicable state and federal laws in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.
Lesley University aims to provide an environment that is safe and free of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment, stalking, and sexual assault. Discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex violates Lesley University policy, as they undermine and interfere with Lesley’s four core values of inquiry, community, diversity, and citizenship. Sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual discrimination are strictly prohibited.
Title IX is legislation that prohibits sex discrimination in any educational program or activity that receives federal funding. Learn more about Title IX, including who is protected and the conduct prohibited under this law.
In an effort to allow easy access to these policies and procedures, the following key words are listed herein: accused, accused of sexual misconduct, By-Stander, complaint, confidential resources, consent, Dean of Students, Dean of Student Life, Emergency check list, harass, harassment, Health Services, OEOI, Office of Equal, Office of Equal Opportunity, Public Safety, sex, sexual assault, sexual assault complaint, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, rape, stalking, Title IX, and Title IX Coordinator.
Equal Opportunity and Inclusion Policy
Community Standards of Conduct
Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Violence Policy
Unequal Consensual Relationships Policy
Complaint Resolution Procedure
Title IX FAQ
University Response to Sexual Misconduct
Hiring Protocol (PDF)
Diversity Scorecard (PDF)
Affirmative Action Advisory Board (AAAB) Charter (PDF)
Affirmative Action Advisory Board Appointments 2014 (PDF)
Office of Equal Opportunity and Inclusion/Title IX Coordinator
What is Lesley's definition of consent to have sexual contact?
What should I do if I am sexually assaulted?
What should I do if I am sexually harassed or stalked?
What should I do if I am accused of sexual misconduct?
What is an active by-stander?