Welcome to the website for the Office of Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity (AAEO). Here you will find information on the University's policies and resources relating to sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and discrimination and harassment based on other protected categories.  AAEO also oversees diversity and hiring initiatives relating to affirmative action, and provides the University with assistance and resources related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  

Please note:  AAEO staff are primarily working remotely at this time, with some office hours.  Staff are available to meet virtually, or in-person as requested.  Please contact us at aaeo@uvm.edu or 802-656-1262 to schedule a Teams or in-person meeting.   

Title IX & Sexual Misconduct

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The purpose of this website is to provide access to information and resources intended to prevent sexual assault and misconduct, and to promote healthy, respectful and responsible relationships and choices.

Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

Equal Opportunity Resources - Discrimination and Harassment

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UVM encourages any person who has experienced or witnessed a bias incident, discrimination, or harassment to report the conduct to UVM and to utilize available support services.

Discrimination & Harassment Resources

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Reasonable Accommodations for Employees

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AAEO assists the University in maintaining compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and upholding our commitment, policies, and procedures to ensure equal access for our community members who have disabilities.

AAEO and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Harassment and Discrimination Prevention Training

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UVM requires all new faculty and staff to complete an online course entitled "Harassment and Discrimination Prevention." All employees must also complete a shorter refresher course on an annual basis.  

Online Training: Preventing Harassment and Discrimination

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Why Diversity Statement (PDF)

“Of all the civil rights for which the world has struggled and fought for 5,000 years, the right to learn is undoubtedly the most fundamental.” 
~ W.E.B. DuBois



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428 Waterman Building
Burlington, VT 05405

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F: (802) 656-8223

Email: aaeo@uvm.edu