Office of Equal Opportunity
The Texas Tech University System and its five component institutions—Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso and Midwestern State University—are committed to promoting equal employment opportunity and affirmative action throughout its multiple academic communities.
Discrimination or harassment based on sex (including pregnancy), race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or other legally protected categories, classes, or characteristics is not tolerated.
The Office of Equal Opportunity (EO) upholds each institution's anti-discrimination and anti-retaliation policies and ensures that employees and applicants of the Texas Tech University System are treated fairly, equally and respectfully.
The Office of EO handles employee complaints of unlawful discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment. An employee who believes they are being discriminated against or harassed based on their protected status may file a grievance with the EO Office without fear of retaliation. EO functions as a neutral party in investigating complaints and takes steps to fairly address and resolve such matters.
The Office of EO also responds on behalf of the Texas Tech University System to complaints filed with external civil rights agencies. The office serves as a resource for administrators and managers regarding personnel issues, monitors compliance with equal employment opportunity laws and regulations, and maintains Affirmative Action Plans.