It is the mission and purpose of the Affirmative Action Office to assist the University community:
- To respect the needs of all individuals to be treated fairly and equitably in their activities and pursuits at the University;
- To provide individuals or groups the opportunity to be heard and to assist them in addressing their concerns through appropriate channels;
- To assist the Duquesne University community to meet its responsibility toward all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, veteran's status, disability;
- To provide a positive climate through leadership, education, training, and interaction in which all people can be creative, find opportunities, and reach their full potential;
- To respond to complaints of discrimination or harassment.
Services Provide by the AA Office:
Complaints and Concerns
The office works with faculty, administrators, staff, and students to resolve concerns and offer options and institutional process to any individuals or groups believing they have experienced discrimination.
Consultation and Guidance
The office provides consultation, guidance and support to the University community regarding equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination.
Training and Education
The office offers training and education in conjunction with other University offices to work to ensure campus understanding of laws regarding discrimination and equal opportunity.