Office of Equal Opportunity
The Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at Lesley is responsible for addressing and responding to reports of discrimination and harassment, including sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence, to help create a campus where all members of our community have access to the University. In light of this mission, we work to promote equal opportunity and inclusion for all individuals.
Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
Staff members in OEO are located on campus in University Hall. Please visit the Office of Equal Opportunity webpage on the Lesley website for additional information.
A student or employee would reach out to our department if they've been impacted by discrimination or harassment, including sexual misconduct and interpersonal violence, or if they want to make a report of such conduct. Someone who has been impacted by a concern of this nature can also receive supportive measures or interim safeguards from OEO.
The Office of Equal Opportunity responds to various types of concerns, including but not limited to concerns or incidents involving bias, discrimination, harassment, identity harm, interpersonal violence, microaggressions, sexual misconduct, and slurs or other harmful speech.
Generally speaking, a report is a communication to the University notifying it of an allegation of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct. A formal complaint, on the other hand, is a document submitted by an impacted individual alleging discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct against an individual and requesting that the University investigate the allegation.
No. Someone who has been impacted by discrimination, harassment, including sexual misconduct or interpersonal violence, can receive supportive measures or interim safeguards without going through a formalized process.