Syracuse University

Equal Opportunity, Inclusion, and Resolution Services

Equal Opportunity, Inclusion, and Resolution Services (EOIRS) is a unit of Human Capital Development, whose mission is to think and act broadly across campus to foster a climate of inclusion, opportunity, and diversity. EOIRS works across all divisions of the University to build community and cultivate a culture of respect, safety, and equity that ensures legal compliance but also goes beyond it, in accordance with the University’s values. Its staff is dedicated to educating members of the University community about their rights and responsibilities with regard to how they are treated and treat others, and to assisting those with concerns or complaints. EOIRS is staffed by three full-time professionals and led by Cynthia Maxwell Curtin, associate vice president for Human Capital Development, who also serves as the University’s Title IX and sexual harassment officer. EOIRS is available to assist faculty, staff, students and others on a variety of matters, including:

  • Issues related to SU’s non-discrimination policy, including concerns about protected categories: race, national origin, disability, gender, sex, age, religion, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression, gender identity, ancestry, color, or creed
  • Sexual harassment, abuse, and assault
  • Gender discrimination related to any Title IX designated activities, including: access; admissions; athletics; counseling; employment; financial assistance; health insurance; housing; learning environment; math and science; standardized testing; technology
  • Disability accommodations (faculty and staff)
  • Affirmative Action Plan administration
  • Educational outreach on any topics related to the above matters
  • Individual and department level assessment and intervention

Cynthia Maxwell Curtin, Associate Vice President, Human Capital Development and Title IX and Sexual Harassment officer. She can be reached at or 443-1520.

Sheila Johnson-Willis, Director of Equal Opportunity and Inclusion. Her responsibilities include affirmative action planning and working with departments on climate assessments. She can be reached at or 443-2377.

Dana Butler, Leaves and Disabilities Accommodation Coordinator. Her responsibilities include coordinating disability-related leaves and accommodations for faculty and staff. She can be reached at or 443-5367.

SU Respects: Information Regarding Sexual Misconduct and Other Types of Harassment and Discrimination

Sexual Harrassment Information and Resources - download PDF brochure

Encouraging an Environment of Respect