Oregon State University. Office of Affirmative Action and
Affirmative Action Office
1971-2010 ( inclusive )
1985-2000 ( bulk )
9.2 cubic feet, including 5
photographs (10 boxes)
The Affirmative Action Office Records
document the development and implementation of affirmative action and
equal employment opportunity programs at Oregon State University,
especially with regard to women, ethnic minorities, individuals with
disabilities, and veterans. The records include subject files, affirmative
action plans, policies and procedures, reports, and publications. The
Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity was established at
Oregon State University in 1972.
Oregon State University
Libraries Special Collections
& University Archives Research Center
Oregon State University's Office of Affirmative Action and Equal
Opportunity (OAAEO) was founded in 1972 to ensure that all University
community members uphold federal and state civil rights laws and
regulations as well as the University's equal opportunity policies.
The OAAEO manages the University's affirmative action and equal
opportunity efforts by establishing policies and procedures and by
evaluating hiring and recruitment practices. The office investigates and
resolves discrimination complaints and coordinates the University's
obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The OAAEO also
offers training and education on a variety of topics related to
affirmative action and equal opportunity.
Directors of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
have included Ronald McClain (1973-1975); Pearl Spears Gray (1976-1987);
Stephanie Sanford (1987-2000); and Angelo Gomez (2000-).
The Affirmative Action Office Records document the development and
implementation of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity
policies, plans, and programs at Oregon State University, especially with
regard to women, ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and
veterans. The records include correspondence, handbooks, meeting minutes,
newspaper clippings, notes, overhead transparencies, photographs, policies
and procedures, publications, reports, speeches, and survey records.
The collection includes substantive materials pertaining to athletics
compliance, civil rights, domestic partner policies, gender equity,
grievance procedures, harassment, racism, recruitment and retention of
minority students, sexism, and sexual orientation. The records document
the development of minority action plans for campus units; interactions
with state and regional advocacy groups; university committees, such as
the President's Commission on the Status of Women, Minority Affairs
Commission, and Board of Visitors for Minority Affairs; collection of
summary data on faculty, staff, and students at Oregon State; and
presentations and training workshops.
Most of the materials in this collection reflect Stephanie Sanford's
tenure as Director of the OAAEO in 1987-2000. Beyond the correspondence,
reports, and policies generated by Sanford, the collection includes
several speeches she gave as well as her published articles.
The collection includes 5 photographic prints of Affirmative Action
staff at a staff retreat in 1996.
Use of the Collection
Restrictions on Access :
Collection is open for research. Access to materials in Series I
pertaining to the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights
(OCR) compliance review of athletics is restricted and subject to review
by the University Archivist.
Preferred Citation :
Affirmative Action Office Records (RG 172), Oregon State University
Special Collections & Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
The Affirmative Action Office Records are arranged in 5 series: I.
Subject Files, 1971-2009; Affirmative Action Plans, 1971-1991; III.
Policies and Procedures, 1981-1999; IV. Reports, 1976-1998; and V.
Acquisition Information :
The records were transferred to the University Archives in numerous
accessions from 1991 through 2010; the bulk of the records were
transferred in 2007.
Series I comprises the bulk of the collection and documents the
functioning and programs of the Affirmative Action Office at Oregon State
University. The subject files include correspondence, reference materials,
presentations, speeches, meeting minutes and committee records, and
newspaper clippings. The records document affirmative action in employment
of women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans as well
as civil rights, harassment, sexism, recruitment and retention of minority
students, domestic partner policies, grievance procedures, and athletics
Academic Council meeting
Administrative Response Team, 1992-1994
Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
Overheads for Presentations, 1994-1999
Affirmative Action Clippings, 1989-2003
Affirmative Action Debate, 1987
Affirmative Action Goals and
Affirmative Action Office
Includes 3 zip disks.
Affirmative Action Review, 1990-1991
Affirmative Action Ways and Means
Action Various, 1999-2000
Legal developments related to
Affirmative Action, 1999
Federal Register - New Affirmative
Action Changes, 2000
African Students Association, 1999
After 8, 1991-1994
Corvallis gay and lesbian group.
with Disabilities Act, 1989-1999
General Files, 1989-1993
Americans with Disabilities Act software
floppy disk, 1993
Technical Assistance Program, 1991-1999
Americans with Disabilities Act
Transition Plan, 1992
Asian and Pacific Islanders, 1986-1999
NCAA Gender Equity Survey, 1992-1996
State of Oregon statistics.
Award records - OSU Outstanding Service
Award to Persons with Disabilities, 2004
Bakke Decision, 1978
Implications for law and race.
Benton County Affirmative Action
Bias-Free Language Guide, 1993
Includes one floppy disk.
Visitors for Minority Affairs, 1986-1998
Membership lists, 1987-1998
Working Together for the Future
Student protest at OSU regarding racism.
Buckley Amendment, 1990-1999
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
Budgets and Planning - Assessment of
Campus Information Needs report, 1995-1999
Campus Security Act, 1994
Center for Individual Rights - The
Rights of College Students handbook, 1998
Center for Women policy
Civil Rights Act, 1991
Compliance Review - Education and
Welfare & Office for Civil Rights contract, 1975-1978
Series II consists of Oregon State University Affirmative Action plans
and guidelines issued in 1971, 1975, 1977, 1989, and 1991. The plans
include OSU's Affirmative Action Policy Statement as well as information
regarding the administrative organization and responsibility for
implementation of the plan; employment programs; student affirmative
action programs; dissemination of the policy and plan; monitoring,
evaluation, and reporting; and affirmative action programs for veterans
and persons with disabilities.
Series III consists of affirmative action and other policies and
procedures specific to Oregon State University. These include the
Affirmative Action Policies and Procedures Handbook, distributed as part
of OSU's Administrative Policy and Procedures Manual, as well as policies
regarding AIDS, domestic partners, English language proficiency, family
support, free speech, non-discrimination on the basis of disability,
religion, and sexual harrassment.
Affirmative Action Policies and
Procedures Handbook, 1981-1994
Policy Against Discriminatory
Academic appointments, 1986-1987
Acceptable use, 1996-1998
Affirmative action and equal
opportunity, September, 1996
Alcoholic beverages, 1988
Bomb threats, 1991
Disaster Management Plan, 1991-1997
Domestic partners, 1992-1999
Duplication of materials, 1991
English language proficiency, 1991
Family support, 1996-1999
Free speech, 1989
Graphic identity, 1997
Human resources, 1989-1998
Policy and Guidelines for
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability, 1991
Series IV consists of reports prepared or received by the Affirmative
Action office and includes the Affirmative Action Annual Report for
1986-1987 and OSU's Title IX Interim Report completed in 1976. This report
includes detailed analysis and review of the policies and procedures of
colleges, departments, and other units regarding women. This review
specifically addressed financial aid, scholarships, and publications. It
does not include information on intercollegiate athletics, intramurals, or
recreational sports. Of special note is the 1994 report on minority
faculty recruitment and the perceptions of the campus climate by minority
faculty, which is available
Affirmative Action Annual Report for
Higher Education Staff Information
(EEO-6) report for 1991, 1991
Funding Assistive Technology Devices: A
Resource Manual for Oregon, 1990
Keeping Our Faculties: Addressing the
Recruitment and Retention of Faculty of Color in Higher
Conference presentation outline from Stephanie Sanford.
Making the Case for Affirmative Action
in Higher Education: A Handbook for Organizers, Fall,
Report by the American Council on Education.
Athletic Conciliation Report, 1986
Response of OSU to ACLU Complaint of Sex
Discrimination in Athletics, 1980
Series V consists of publications prepared and distributed by the
Affirmative Action Office and includes brochures, newsletters, and
directories. The newsletters,
Current Comments (1977-1978) and
Affirmative Action News (1986-1990),
include information about staff, events, and programs. The Resource
Directory was prepared as a tool to assist OSU offices and department in
recruiting and employing members of under-represented groups. The series
also includes a booklet for recruitment of minority graduate students.
Resource Directory, 1977-1996
Advertising and Recruiting
Resources, circa 1998
Making OSU Your
Next Step: Graduate Opportunities for Minorities, 1982