The Office for Affirmative Action Planning and Programming within the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement – coordinates campus compliance with affirmative action and equal opportunity regulations applicable to UW-Madison; provides advice and consultation to all members of the university community including administrators, managers and supervisors, faculty, staff, and graduate assistants, applicants for employment, students, and recipients of university services, including visitors, who have questions about possible discrimination;and supports the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce at UW-Madison. Contact the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement if you have concerns about discrimination or questions about the rights of individuals under laws and policies prohibiting discrimination and related university procedures.
The DDEA staff is available to assist you to explore options for addressing discrimination in learning, research, and teaching environments and in the workplace and will provide information about filing complaints alleging discrimination with the UW-Madison Office of Compliance and with external enforcement agencies. This includes follow-up with campus, divisional or departmental human resource staff, department chairs, deans, other university administrators, or the Division of Student Life depending on the issues raised and individuals involved. The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement may also make inquiries with appropriate university officials, based on the relevant issues identified. DDEA also provides information about filing complaints alleging discrimination with the UW-Madison Office of Compliance and with external enforcement agencies.
McBurney Disability Resource Center – Students with disability-related questions involving access to University programs or activities should contact the McBurney Disability Resource Center.
ADA Coordinator – Individuals who have gone through the appropriate accommodation request process and believe that the university has denied them a reasonable accommodation or an academic adjustment, or believe they have experienced discrimination on the basis of disability that has not been resolved through either DDEA or the McBurney Disability Resource Center can contact the ADA Coordinator.
Title IX Coordinator – Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities. This statute applies to virtually all aspects of campus activities including employment, student programming, and services provided to the community at large.
Under Title IX, UW–Madison is responsible for taking prompt and effective steps to respond to all reports of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. As applicable, these steps include stopping the behavior, preventing it from recurring, and addressing its effects. Sexual violence includes physical sexual acts performed against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent. Acts that fall into the category of sexual violence include rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. Dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking typically fall into this category as well.