Division of Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity
Executive Vice President of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity
The Division of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity is responsible for leading the development and implementation of proactive inclusion and equity 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.
Click here to view the Liberty University’s Non-Discrimination Statement.
Office of Equity and Compliance: Title IX
Title IX Coordinator
The Office of Equity and Compliance (OEC) is charged with enforcing Liberty University’s Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Misconduct Policy. This Policy prohibits Discrimination, Harassment (Non-Sexual), Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Sexual Exploitation, Stalking, Intimate Partner Violence, Intimidation, False Reporting, Retaliation, and Complicity, as those terms are defined by section IV of the Policy. The OEC responds to reports and complaints of Prohibited Conduct with measures designed to eliminate the Prohibited Conduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy any adverse effects of such conduct on persons, members of the campus community, and University-related programs and activities. 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, see the Office of Equity and Compliance webpage.
Office of Equity and Inclusion
Vice President for Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity
The Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) promotes an enriched educational experience for all members of the Liberty University community. We focus on retaining diverse populations and maintaining an inclusive campus environment. OEI establishes diversity, equity, and inclusion by using biblical principles to encourage cultural diversity (I Corinthians 12:12-26). These principles ensure that our efforts have a lasting impact on everyone who calls Liberty home.
Our goals are to...
- Increase diversity retention for students, faculty, and staff through opportunities that elevate representation and access; creating a culture of belonging
- Eliminate barriers that prevent anyone from fully participating in the LU experience
- Refine and present initiatives that educate our community on the issues facing its underrepresented members
- Improve equity by encouraging impartiality in process and procedure institution-wide
- The Office of Equity and Inclusion is committed to diversity excellence through recruiting students from all cultures. We are God's people, from every nation, tribe, and language (Revelation 7:9).
For more information, visit our Office of Equity and Inclusion website
Office of Disability Accommodation Support (ODAS)
Under the umbrella of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the Office of Disability Accommodation Support was created to coordinate accommodations for all Liberty University students, residential and online, 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 reasonable 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. Professors only need to arrange for those accommodations which have been identified.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Housed within the Office of Disability Academic Support (ODAS), Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services provides accommodations for students who are 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.
For more information, visit our Office of Disability Academic Support (ODAS) website.