The Office for Inclusion and Equity (OIE) is committed to promoting fairness while offering our University of Texas at Austin community support services and resources to choose from when they experience harm.
When harm happens within our community, responsibility must be taken and accountability must be upheld. More importantly, those who have experienced harm must have a voice and should be granted agency in how the harm they experienced is addressed. Restorative Practices offer agency and an opportunity to engage responsible parties, those who have been harmed, and the community to explore healing.
The OIE offers a spectrum of services rooted in Restorative Practices, including processes that address behavioral concerns pertaining to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression and genetic information.
In addition to addressing concerns, the OIE simultaneously fosters healthy dialogue across differences. The OIE is a central resource for the university community, offering educational opportunities in implementing Restorative Justice ideologies and practices and navigating identity-centered relationship dynamics through workshops for specific colleges, schools and units.
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