Office of Equity, Access and Inclusion
Welcome to the Office of Equity, Access & Inclusion at Austin Peay State University. The mission of this Office is to coordinate and help lead institutional efforts toward creating and maintaining an inclusive campus environment. This environment must serve the needs of all students, faculty, and staff members by fostering a diverse and equitable campus environment free from discrimination and harassment.
A primary objective of the office is to provide campus members with educational opportunities to achieve their fullest potential, both as individuals and as members of society without obstacles or challenges due to discrimination or harassment. It is imperative that barriers for achievement be eliminated and the only limits placed on the potential of individuals are those of their own abilities and skills.
The University is committed to a nondiscriminatory philosophy that extends to all constituents. In its educational activities, all campus member will be treated equally without regard to race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, age or status as a covered veteran.
To ensure the realization of this goal and be supportive of its educational philosophy, the University has developed a plan for providing equal employment opportunity, as well as affirmative action for protected classes. For this plan to be effective, management at all levels must make positive contributions to implementing it. This affirmative action plan commits the University to comply with all pertinent legislation, regulations, and executive orders in providing affirmative action, as well as equal employment opportunity.
Austin Peay State University (APSU) does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by APSU.
Inquiries or complaints regarding the non-discrimination policies, including Title IX complaints, should be directed immediately to LaNeeça R. Williams, Chief Diversity Officer and Title IX Coordinator or by filling out the confidential APSU Discrimination and Harassment Complaint Form: