Institutional Equity

The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) was established in 2009 to ensure that all individuals have an opportunity to have full participation in the life of Houston Community College. Our office exists to advance HCC’s diversity and inclusion goals. This extends to employment, admissions and all programs and activities supported by the College.

We foster transparency in an effort to keep interested parties informed as to the activities of our office. Our goals and accomplishments are reflected in both written and chart format.

Our services range from investigating complaints initiated by students, faculty, staff and the community as well as the development of training that meet the ever changing needs of those we serve.

What We Do

Our services range from investigating complaints initiated by students, faculty, staff and the community as well as the development of training that meet the ever changing needs of those we serve.

The services provided by the department include:

  • Ensure compliance of HCC’s policies and law concerning Employment and Higher Education including (but not limited to) Title VI and Title IX of the Education Amendment Act, ads well as Title VII which includes Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Harassment based on Race, Gender Identity and Gender Expression, National Origin, Religion, Age, Disability, Sexual Orientation and Color.
  • Investigate all complaints of discrimination initiated by students, faculty, staff and the community promptly and impartially.
  • Monitor and maintain HCC’s EEO program
  • Provide training and educational materials regarding EEO/Diversity compliance issues
  • Develop new programs and metrics to advance diversity and multiculturism at HCC.