The UVU Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action is responsible for advancing and monitoring the University's equal opportunity and affirmative action policies, procedures, and programs. In order to achieve this objective, employment and hiring goals are established for each job category based on statistical data from our applicant pool. This data identifies specific target areas where University diversity demographics do not match local demographics, and, through the Affirmative Action Plan (AAP), the University publicizes its commitment to recruit, retain, and promote qualified women and minorities. The office distributes and advises schools and administrative units in their affirmative action implementation efforts. We partner with Human Resources, Academic Affairs, and the Chief Diversity Officer to coordinate and monitor our affirmative action program. We also partner with diverse groups across our campus and in the community in educational outreach opportunities, offering classes, group presentations, and information regarding EEO/AA initiatives.