The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is responsible for addressing all instances of discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence within the Emerson community. OEO is a resource to support students, faculty, and staff. If you or someone you know feels that they are experiencing conduct directed at them because of a protected identity (such as race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, disability, or age), or have experienced sexual violence, including sexual assault, relationship violence, or stalking, OEO is available to support you, walk you through the College’s policies and processes, and talk about your options. Our goal is to make sure you have the information you need so that you can make the right decision for you.
To report concerns about discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence, please email oeo [at] emerson.edu (oeo[at]emerson[dot]edu) or use our online reporting form (which has an anonymous option). OEO can answer your questions, provide information about supportive measures, and work with you regarding your experience. We are available to meet virtually or in person.
OEO is led by Sonia Jurado, Emerson’s Associate Vice President of Equity, Access, and Equal Opportunity. Sonia also serves as the College’s Title IX and ADA/Section 504 coordinator. Meet the OEO team.
Community Members' Rights
All individuals have the right to:
- Have concerns of discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence treated seriously by the College.
- Seek supportive measures and resources, regardless of where the conduct occurred.
- Notify law enforcement of the incident and seek their involvement, or decline to notify law enforcement.
- Seek a College-issued No Contact Order or an order of protection through the courts.
- Participate in a process that is fair and impartial, that provides adequate notice and a meaningful opportunity to be heard.
- Use the College’s resolution processes concurrently with any external civil or criminal processes.
- Have a support person/advisor present in all meetings with OEO.
- Receive a written notice of outcome of any Formal Resolution Process or Title IX Grievance Process.