Affirmative Action and Equity Compliance
Affirmative Action and Equity Compliance (AAEC, previously AADR) promotes NIU’s mission through the creation of a campus environment that represents a community of diverse ideas, people and services, is free from all aspects of unfair, unequal and/or discriminatory treatment, complies with labor and employment laws and encourages training and education as an opportunity to learn and prevent discriminatory treatment.
AAEC administers the policies, procedures and laws that govern fairness, equality and related compliance for NIU. AAEC informs all university units, faculty, staff, students on how to treat members of the community fairly by avoiding discriminatory practices and resolving workplace conflict in an effective and expedient manner. AAEC oversees affirmative action recruitment, Title IX compliance, ADA accommodations, and collective bargaining and contract administration for all unions at NIU. These functions are essential to our strategic mission and operations, are required by law, and result in a fair and equitable climate.