The Equal Opportunity Office provides certification that Boston University complies with equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and regulations, with supporting information as needed, to offices and departments who are required to provide it to state, federal, or other agencies or entities.
Affirmative Action Plan
The University’s annual Affirmative Action Plan is prepared by the Equal Opportunity Office, in conjunction with the University Provost’s Office on the Charles River Campus, the Boston University School of Medicine, the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, the School of Public Health, and Human Resources on both the Charles River and Medical Campuses. We work to ensure that the University meets its affirmative action obligations by regularly reviewing employment policies and practices, and advising hiring managers of their department’s status with respect to the representation of women and minorities in non-faculty positions.
In conformance with federal regulations, Boston University collects and maintains ethnicity and race information and veteran and disability status on all of its employees. This data is collected from the employee upon hire during the onboarding process at Human Resources. It is used only in the aggregate to create the Affirmative Action Plan; individual employee data is never released. Employees may access and change their ethnicity, race, veteran, and disability designations at any time through the Employee Self Service.
We provide certification that Boston University complies with equal opportunity and affirmative action laws and regulations, with supporting information as needed, to offices and departments who are required to provide it to state, federal, or other agencies or entities. To review BU’s current Affirmative Action Plan, please contact EOO’s Data Manager.
Invitation to Self-Identify
An Invitation to Self-Identify as a person with a disability was sent to the BU community on December 14, 2020. You are welcome to update this information at any time during your employment with the University. For instructions on how to self-identify, please use this guide: MyBUWorks Self-ID How-To Guide. In case you do not have the self-ID tile available on your home screen, please follow these instructions to add it: Manually Add Self-ID Tile.
In BUWorks, an employee can add or update their self-identification for race/ethnicity, disability status, and veteran status.