President's Commission on Women

701 Pray Harrold
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
[email protected]

About the President's Commission on Women


The Commission on Women, reporting to the President, is charged with inquiring into the status of women in order to ensure fair and equitable treatment for all women at Eastern Michigan University. It shall give continuing advice to an all-institutional program for a diverse population, and shall administer periodic reviews of the implementation of institutional programs and policies. The Commission is also responsible for monitoring Title IX activities on the campus.


Some areas with which the Commission shall be concerned, but not necessarily limited to, shall include the following:

  • Review of equity and equality in policies, procedures, salary and customs with regard to sex in employment, placement and promotion of teaching and non-teaching faculty, professional and administrative staff and non-academic personnel.
  • Review of the Affirmative Action and Diversity Program for the University.
  • Encourage research programs aimed at the study of the roles of women and other social factors which inhibit the development and use of the full potential of women.
  • Review of all publications of this institute to assure they promote a positive image of diversity.
  • Review of policies, programs (academic and non-academic), and climate and customs regarding the admission, financial support, advising and counseling of women students to ensure equity.
  • Provide information about proper channels (both within and without the University) for the filing of grievances and/or complaints of sex discrimination.
  • Encourage the participation of women in the decision-making process at all levels of the university governance by the adoption of institutional procedures to include women as voting members on administrative committees, commissions and boards empowered to make decisions.

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