Office of Equity Compliance


Operations Update

During the coronavirus pandemic, we remain committed to ensuring an equitable and inclusive employment and education environment. Read more about our operational status.


Bowie State University is committed to the equitable and fair treatment of all employees and applicants for employment. View the equal employment opportunity non-discrimination statement.

The Office of Equity Compliance works with all members of faculty and staff, committees and departments throughout the university, to design and implement programs to increase diversity and ensure equal opportunity for students, employees and applicants for employment or admission.

The Office of Equity Compliance is responsible for the administration and implementation of the following Equal Employment Opportunities initiatives:

  • Affirmative Action
  • Discrimination, as outlined in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended
  • Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Training and Outreach

The Office of Equity Compliance investigates complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment; responds to complaints filed with external agencies; provides training on Equal Employment Opportunities programs and its relevant components; and assists management with providing reasonable accommodations, among other tasks.

The Office of Equity Compliance manages reasonable employment accommodations for persons with disabilities and/or religious accommodation for sincerely held beliefs. Reasonable accommodation is the key component of the reasonable employment accommodations. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Office of Equity Compliance for reasonable accommodations in employment, the application and hiring process. Request forms are available under the ADA section.

Any student, employee, or applicant who is concerned about affirmative action, equal opportunity, sexual harassment, racial harassment, or fairness in admissions or employment at BSU, either in a general sense or with respect to his or her own situation, is encouraged to contact the Office of Equity Compliance. All inquiries are treated in a confidential manner, as circumstances permit. Complaint forms are available under each Equal Employment Opportunities program link.