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University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance

Ohio University is committed to promoting and supporting a workplace and educational environment where healthy and respectful conduct is the cultural norm.  In support of this commitment, Ohio University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ethnicity, national origin, national ancestry, sex, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military service, veteran status, mental or physical disability, or genetic information.  Ohio University’s Equal Employment and Educational Opportunity Policy (40.001) and Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct Policy (03.004) detail prohibited conduct.  

University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance (ECRC) supports this purpose by monitoring the educational environment and workplace to stop, remediate, and prevent discrimination on the basis of protected status. We make policy recommendations, offer training, and provide avenues for the resolution of grievances which are based on protected status.

To further the University's efforts to foster a diverse student body and workforce, ECRC often collaborates with campus partners who have responsibilities for those efforts, such as the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and University Human Resources.

Should any member of the campus community experience discrimination or harassment based on a protected class status, including sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct, or retaliation due to a protected disclosure or activity, they are asked to contact the Director of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance and Title IX Coordinator. Further, reports may also be submitted for violations of the University's policy on freedom of expression.

Ways to make a report include:

  • Online: Submit a Report
  • Walk-in or mail:  
    Office of University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance

    Kerri Griffin, J.D., Director and Title IX Coordinator
    Ohio University
    Lindley Hall 006
    Athens, Ohio 45701 
  • Phone: 740-593-9140 
  • FAX: 740-593-9168 
  • Email: or



Contact Us

Please contact our office if you have any questions or concerns, or if you need further assistance:

  Lindley Hall 006
Ohio University, Athens OH 45701