Auburn University expanding opportunities for diversity, equity and inclusion learning

Published: January 25, 2022

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Auburn University believes in the importance of creating a safe and healthy environment that is free from harassment and discrimination for all members of the Auburn Family. As Auburn continues along its diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, journey, it is committed to providing self-directed learning opportunities for employees to advance their knowledge, skills and competencies regarding DEI.

In advancement of this commitment and efforts from the Presidential Taskforce for Opportunity and Equity, the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, or OID, would like to introduce new learning options available to the campus.

Introducing diversity, equity and inclusion search education

Starting spring semester, OID will provide educational sessions to potential or assigned search committee members that will prepare them to lead and participate in hiring processes using best practices that are aligned with Auburn’s current strategies. Specifically, OID will discuss the importance of a diverse faculty and staff for Auburn University, context impacting search processes, operating assumptions and strategies for outreach, evaluation and securing candidates. More broadly, all faculty and staff members are invited to participate in these sessions.

Registration is available through Human Resources Development. This session, other available topics and unit or departmental consultation services can be requested by completing the request form. For more information, please visit the Diversity Education and Engagement section of the Office of Inclusion and Diversity’s webpage or contact the Office of Inclusion and Diversity at

Introducing EEO, DEI asynchronous learning modules

OID, Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX will make two online courses available to Auburn employees. The offices are pleased to premiere an EEO course, “Equal Employment Laws and Addressing Discrimination,” and a DEI course, “Creating a Community of Respect and Inclusion.” These learning modules join the already released “Title IX and Discrimination: Identifying and Responding to Sexual Misconduct” course to create a learning suite we refer to as “Creating a Community of Inclusion and Belonging.”

To complete the course, employees may log into their AU Access/Employee tab and click on Fast-Train. Once there, enter “Equal Employment Laws and Addressing Discrimination” or “Creating a Diverse Community with Inclusion and Belonging” in the course search bar and the course will appear as an option to select. The “Equal Employment Laws and Addressing Discrimination” is recommended as the first course.

For information regarding disability accommodations, employees may contact the Office of Accessibility at For any questions regarding the content of the courses, they may contact OID at or EEO/Title IX at

Employees should commit between 40-50 minutes to complete each course. All components must be completed to receive credit, and an orange check mark at the end of a course indicates completion.