Office of Access and Equity
The Office of Access and Equity coordinates the development of policy, procedures, programs and services related to equality of opportunity in employment, business access, admissions, retention, academics, advancement and general treatment for faculty, staff, students and visitors. Access and Equity monitors the University’s compliance with all federal, state and University policies related to equitable treatment and unlawful discrimination. Access and Equity accomplishes its mission through the implementation of activities in four main areas: Compliance, Education and Training, Outreach Programs and Research and Evaluation. The research and evaluation component is done in collaboration with the Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education.
The most recent updates on University operations, policies, guidance, and procedures related to the COVID-19 pandemic are on the COVID-19 website.
Special Note Regarding Requests for Formal Workplace Accommodations
As employees, faculty of all ranks at an increased risk of experiencing illness due to contracting COVID-19 can request a formal workplace accommodation by completing the Special Request for Reasonable Accommodation during COVID-19 form.
The Faculty, Staff and Instructional Accommodations Step-sheet provides guidance for faculty (all ranks), staff and instructors including GTR, GTA, GLA and GRAs on the application process. Note: Temporary, short-term work arrangements between a supervisor and an employee may not require a formal request for workplace accommodation. All employees are encouraged to read through the step-sheet to determine when submitting a request for an accommodations review may be applicable.
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)
October is National Disability Employment Awareness month and this year marks not only the 75th observance of NDEAM, but also the 30th anniversary of the ADA. Each year NDEAM provides us with the opportunity to celebrate the contributions of employees with diverse abilities and the value they bring to workplaces.
Join us for these lunch and learn virtual events via Zoom that focus on increasing access and opportunity at Clemson University.
|Date and Time||Event||Presenter|
|October 21, 12-1pm||Tiger Assist||Dan Hofmann & Kat Moreland|
|October 28, 12-1pm||PDF Accessibility Overview||Michelle Tuten|
|November 4, 12-1pm||Neurodiversity in Students||Tom Beeson|
|November 5, 12-1pm||ClemsonLIFE, Making a Lifetime Impact||Erica Walters|
|November 11, 12-1pm||Understanding Service & Emotional Support Animals||Margaret Camp & Priscilla Harrison|
|November 12, 12-1pm||Faculty Teaching Online||April Pelt|
|November 18, 12-1pm||Microsoft Accessibility Basics||Michelle Tuten|
|November 19, 12-1pm||Silent Tiger Paws on Campus: In the Eyes of a Deaf Clemson Professor||Jason Hurdich|
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