The Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) has been established to build infrastructure to support a diverse and inclusive community. As such, it is responsible for upholding WashU’s commitment to the fair and equitable treatment of all employees of the university community.

Our Focus Pillars

We are committed to providing educational classes and engagement opportunities to assist all employees at WashU in addition to providing employee investigational support and resolution in a respectable manner. Our three functional areas help WashU continuously improve processes that promote diversity and help ensure our working and learning environments are discrimination, harassment and retaliation free. 

Education & Engagement

Offers innovative education, engagement, and connection opportunities designed to support an environment where all can thrive.

& Policies

Our comprehensive approach to university compliance and ensuring equal opportunity and affirmative action policies are upheld.

Investigations & Conflict Resolution

Our team consults & investigates formal and informal complaint to provide resolution options and offer additional conflict resolution tools. 


The Office of Institutional Equity aims to promote an equitable and inclusive working, learning and living environment for the Washington University campus communities through robust educational and employee engagement opportunities, and services designed to bolster policies, processes and practices having an impact on the employee experiences.

Chalana Scales-Ferguson, JD
Associate Vice Chancellor of Institutional Equity


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Harassment Prevention Training will be Assigned March 1

Annual harassment prevention training, formerly administered in Learn@Work, will move to Workday and will be assigned on March 1. This change is being made as part of a project to expand our learning offerings in Workday. Further details were shared via email on Feb. 22. Note: that Workday undergoes maintenance weekly. Find the scheduled maintenance online.