About the Office of DEI
The University of North Texas System Office of Equal Opportunity provides guidance for employees regarding state and federal programs related to equity and non-discrimination in the workplace.
The UNT System is committed to providing an employment and learning environment at each component -- University of North Texas, UNT Health Science Center, UNT Dallas/UNT Dallas College of Law and UNT System Administration -- that gives each person the opportunity to be a productive and valued employee.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit -- and takes actions to prevent -- discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence) and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates complaints of discrimination and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose any form of harassment or discriminatory practice, file a charge or report, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.
Equal Opportunity Services
- Investigations of alleged discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct
- Training and development of training to explain equal opportunity laws, regulations and policies
- Creation or revision of policies related to all areas of equal opportunity
- Environmental Assessments
- Affirmative Action Plan consultation and audits
The University of North Texas System is committed to ensuring an educational and employment environment that is free of discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex.
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is the federal statute that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. It reads:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
To report a System Administration Title IX issue, please contact UNT System’s Title
Penny L. Dempsey
Equity Manager & Title IX Coordinator, System Administration
1901 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 972.338.1125 | Email: Penny.Dempsey@untsystem.edu
To report Title IX issue at a UNT System institution, please contact that institution's Title IX office:
Meet Our Team
Wanda Boyd supports each campus and System Administration while collaborating with
UNT’s Office of Equal Opportunity. Her more than 22 years of experience spans the
full spectrum of human resources. Her most recent experience focuses on federal and
state law compliance, and overall employment relations with a dedication to investigations,
mitigating grievances and developing strategic solutions and recommendations. Understanding it
is a continuous, collective journey for achieving measures of success in equity, diversity
and inclusion, she champions a focus in each of these crucial spaces, including in
2020 forming and leading the ED&I Advisory Group, and leading the ED&I Task Force,
which created the ED&I Compass, a scorecard designed to help UNT World employees and
teams achieve equity and inclusive excellence.
Adalyn Burger Equal Opportunity Investigator, Adalyn.Burger@untsystem.edu
Michael Irizarry Equal Opportunity Investigator, Michael.Irizarry@untsystem.edu
Krystal Onyekwuluje Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Program Project Coordinator, Krystal.Onyekwuluje@untsystem.edu