The Office of Access, Equity and Equal Opportunity (AEEO) at Rice University is a neutral and independent resource office responsible for ensuring the enforcement of the institution's anti-discrimination policies. Those policies cover topics related to sexual harassment/Title IX, discrimination, and other equal opportunity compliance mandates.

Any member of the Rice community that believes they are being discriminated against or harassed in violation of Rice policy, should contact this office to learn of their options. When a report and/or complaint is received by AEEO, it will work with the affected parties and the appropriate administrative office to respond to all matters brought to it. In the event that there is a conflict of interest, the University will appoint an alternative office or individual in order to manage the conflict.

On this website, you will find information regarding available support for persons who believe they have been subjected to discrimination and other forms of misconduct (get help), making reports of misconduct (on behalf of someone else), filing complaints of discrimination (on your behalf), information regarding workplace diversity, and training and education efforts delivered by AEEO.

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Non-Discrimination Statement

Rice University is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. Accordingly, Rice University does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected categories under the law, in its admissions policies, educational programs, or employment of faculty or staff. Anyone with questions and/or complaints regarding discrimination or sexual misconduct (such as sexual harassment) under Title IX may contact the Executive Director of Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator at:

Dr. Richard Anthony Baker
Office of Access, Equity and Equal Opportunity
6100 Main Street MS 130
Houston, TX 77005

For questions, please email