CEU Units/Bodies Responsible for Promoting Equal Opportunity and Combating Discrimination

CEU Leadership

It is the ultimate responsibility of the Board of Trustees, the President and Rector, the Provost/Pro Rector and the Senate to provide mechanisms and resources through which the University's objectives for equality and diversity set out in this policy can be delivered and to work together with the University's schools, departments and other units to ensure a fair and equitable division of responsibility under current and future equality legislation and University regulations and policies.

Senate Equal Opportunity Committee (EOC)

The Senate Equal Opportunity Committee (EOC) is composed of faculty, staff and student members approved by the Senate. The Committee has key role in coordinating and monitoring activities falling under CEU Equal Opportunity policy. It

  • consults or contributes to drafting of policies falling under CEU’s equal opportunity objectives
  • contributes to monitoring, revision and amendments of the CEU Equal Opportunity Policy
  • offers advice on other policies which may have an impact on equality and diversity
  • coordinates activities related to publicizing this policy and communicating equal opportunity objectives to the CEU community
  • make suggestions to the Senate and University management and administration on ways to improve the University’s commitment to equality and diversity
  • fields remarks related to this policy from members of the University community
  • contributes to bringing the policy before the CEU’s legal advisors and before the Senate once every three years (in the final three months of each Senate mandate)
  • contributes to CEU’s bi-yearly Equal Opportunity Report
  • produces a (yearly) report on its activities.

Vice President for Administration (VPA) 

The Office of the VPA guarantees appropriate administrative support for the implementation and monitoring of this policy. Within the framework of reasonable accommodation, the VPA seeks to set aside resources to buy equipment (e.g., software) or offer funds to address the needs of CEU community members who fall into under-represented categories.

Unit Heads

Heads of schools, departments, research centers and administrative and other units at CEU are responsible for the day to day implementation and delivery of the University’s objectives for equality and diversity in that school, department, center or unit, as outlined above.

Dean of Students (DOS)

The Dean of Students (DOS) is responsible for promoting and implementing this policy and other relevant guidance in his fields of responsibilities, in particular with regard to student records, student experience and housing arrangements. The DOS and related offices should also assist as appropriately in monitoring the implementation of this policy.

Human Resources Office

The Human Resources Office is responsible for ensuring that staff and academic selection, recruitment and promotion procedure, as well as conditions for the everyday fulfillment of employment duties are not discriminatory and are duly followed. The HRO has a major role in facilitating and organizing training on equal opportunities for all CEU employees. The HRO should also assist as appropriately in monitoring the implementation of this policy.

The Residence Center Director

The Residence Center (Dormitory) Director is responsible for ensuring that accommodation facilities are offered on a basis which is respectful of diversity and not discriminatory.

Senate Disciplinary Committee and Senate Grievance Committee

The Senate Disciplinary Committee and Senate Grievance Committee hear individual complaints about the violation of this policy. They will make sure that at any given point in time their membership consists of at least one person who is trained for dealing with complaints of discrimination or denial of equal opportunity. They may also seek guidance from the EOC as well as CEU legal advisors on the handling of discrimination or equal opportunity complaints, whilst respecting the confidentiality rights of the complainants and defendants. In case of established violation, they should impose sanctions which support the effective application of this policy.

Committee on Students with Disabilities

The Committee on Students with Disabilities examine student requests, consulting with the CEU Medical Center, if needed, decides and grant accommodations based on student requests and
promotes awareness at CEU. Members of the committee represent the Dean of Students Office; the student body by a nominated member of the Student Union; the University administration; and the faculty.