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The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity works to clarify diversity issues, and to balance, negotiate and dissipate myths surrounding all aspects of diversity, equal opportunity and Affirmative Action. The Office is responsible to coordinating and monitoring ODU Affirmative Action Plans, and advising, reporting and implementing all matters related to compliance with federal, state, and university equal opportunity and affirmative action legislation, rules, regulations, and policies.
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Equal Opportunity is a term used to describe policies that prohibit specific forms of discrimination. "It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or genetic information."
Affirmative Action is a term used to describe special efforts to recruit and employ groups (minorities and women) who may have been discriminated against in the past. Affirmative action is designed to correct underutilization of qualified women and minorities; it is not designed to prefer them to the exclusion of other groups.