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Office for Affirmative Action

Office for Affirmative Action

The University of Chicago is committed to affirmative action and providing equal employment opportunities and nondiscrimination to all employees, applicants, and job seekers. The University seeks to recruit and advance qualified women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans.

The Office for Affirmative Action is a proactive compliance unit within Equal Opportunity Programs that supports the University’s commitment that its community of faculty and staff is composed of a diverse and rich mix of individuals who contribute to the University.


Contact Us

Please contact us with questions and training requests.

Scott Velasquez, Director, Office for Affirmative Action, and Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Mitchell Kittlaus, Associate Director for Equal Opportunity Programs 

Stay Informed

The Office for Affirmative Action (OAA) is here to support you in providing equal employment opportunities, and recruiting and advancing qualified women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans.  Our quarterly newsletter will share news, best practices, and resources to assist you with this important work.

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Non-discrimination Statement

In keeping with its long-standing traditions and policies, the University of Chicago considers students, employees, applicants for admission or employment, and those seeking access to University programs on the basis of individual merit. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972). For additional information regarding the University of Chicago’s Policy on Harassment, Discrimination, and Sexual Misconduct, please see:

The University official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Nondiscrimination is Bridget Collier, Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity Programs. Ms. Collier also serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Affirmative Action Officer, and Section 504/ADA Coordinator. You may contact Ms. Collier by emailing, by calling 773.702.5671, or by writing to Bridget Collier, Office of the Provost, The University of Chicago, 5525 S. Ellis Ave., Suite B, Chicago, IL 60637.

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