Equal Employment Opportunity

Consultative Services

The Office For Equal Employment Opportunity provides a variety of consultative services to University and Hospital staff.  We are available to assist you with situations that involve allegations of unfair treatment, sexual harassment, discrimination, or other issues that involve fairness, as well as disability accommodations. Consultative assistance is provided to employees through on-site visits, telephone support, publications, educational outreach, mediation and referral.

Resolve Faculty and Staff Requests for Reasonable Accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act for Employment Matters

All Howard University and Howard University Hospital employees, both faculty and staff, may contact The Office for Equal Employment Opportunity & Diversity to request a reasonable accommodation of a disability.  Employees will be asked to complete an accommodation request form. The Director of EEO & Diversity will determine whether the employee is a qualified individual with a disability and, if so, work with the department and the employee to identify any reasonable accommodation for the disability to enable the employee to perform the essential functions of the job.

Resolve Staff Internal Discrimination Complaints

All employees should be directed to The Office for EEO & Diversity if the employee feels that he or she has experienced discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, political affiliation, educational matriculation or retaliation. All forms of complaints (including sexual harassment) should be directed to: 202-806-1290

Implement Staff Training Programs on Sexual Harassment

The Office For Equal Employment Opportunity conducts training programs on sexual harassment through a recurring training program.  For information on arranging for presentations of a workshop, contact EEO

Respond to External Administrative Agency Complaints Filed by Staff

When an employee files a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the D.C. Department of Human Rights and Local Business Development, or any other agency that enforces employment discrimination laws, The Office For EEO in conjunction with the Office of General Counsel will respond to the complaint on behalf of the University. 



Supervisors and Managers must:

  • Contact the EEO Office for assistance.
  • Take immediate action on complaints.
  • Monitor the work place and take action to prevent sexual harassment.
  • Examine their own behavior. Lead by example.
  • Ensure that all employees receive mandatory sexual harassment training.
  • Know and follow Howard University's policies on EEO and Sexual Harassment/Gender-Based Harassment. Keep copies of both policies visible and readily available for distribution to employees as needed.