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.