Vice President for Equity and Inclusion and
Chief Diversity Officer
The Offices for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are responsible for leading the development and implementation of proactive equity and inclusion initiatives, which support the University’s desire to have culturally and ethnically diverse students, faculty, staff, and leadership, free from all unbiblical and unlawful discrimination.
To view Liberty University’s Non-Discrimination Statement click here: http://www.liberty.edu/financeadmin/studentfinances/index.cfm?PID=30442.
Title IX Coordinator
The purpose of the Office of Title IX is to oversee compliance with Title IX pursuant to the Education Amendment of 1972. Liberty University is committed to providing students and employees with an environment free from sex based discrimination, which can include sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and other forms of sex-based discrimination. The office is also responsible to inforce one investigative policy that addresses all protected classes indicated by:
All members of the Liberty community are expected to treat each other with a spirit of Christian love, mutual respect, and individual dignity.
To view Title IX information and Contacts click here: www.liberty.edu/officeofequityandcompliance.
The Office of Institutional Equity and Inclusion promotes diversity in our academic and professional community. This is accomplished through biblically qualified efforts in the development of growth-focused programming, the establishment of impartial initiatives, and the education of inclusive excellence principles. The office provides training, support, and community-building opportunities for leadership, faculty, staff, and students campus-wide. This is accomplished through:
Similarly, the office provides support for faculty, staff, and students in matters of racial harassment or discrimination. They are dedicated to insure that the implementation of equity and inclusion principles foster peace and harmony for the entire campus community; striving to realize the Matthew 25:40 call to serve God by serving one another.
Associate Professor of Education
Under the umbrella of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Office of Disability Accommodation Support was created to coordinate support services for Liberty University students who have documented disabilities.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability against students in institutions of higher education. Section 504 mandates “reasonable” accommodations to provide equal program access to all students with disabilities. Faculty must provide accommodations that meet the special needs of each student with a disability.
The University has an obligation to make reasonable accommodations in policies, practices or procedures when accommodations are needed to prevent discrimination on the basis of disability unless making the accommodations would fundamentally alter the nature of the service, program or activity, or would result in undue financial and administrative burdens.
A student who requests accommodations is required to sign a request form each semester giving Disability Support Advisors permission to send the request for accommodations. Then each student is instructed to individually seek a private meeting with professors to discuss any accommodations that may be necessary. Professors only need to arrange for those accommodations which have been identified.
Students with documented disabilities may be eligible for some of the following services:
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Housed within the office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS), Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services provides accommodations for students who are d/Deaf or hard of hearing. These services may include the provision of qualified Sign Language interpreters for academic classes and related events, cultural mediation, note takers, academic advising, priority classroom seating, and priority pre-registration.
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