Ohio Civil Rights Commission Hearings -- Please note new date and location!
Previously, it was announced that the Ohio Civil Rights Commission would be on campus to hold public hearings on discrimination charges filed with the Commission on Thursday, March 15th. The Commission has changed the date and they will be on campus on Thursday, April 5th. The hearings will be in the Endeavor Room in the Student Union starting at 9:30 am and last until approximately noon.
The Commissioners will hear up to three cases that have been filed and will make their decision at the end of each hearing. They will take the time to explain their decision and answer questions at the end of the hearings.
These hearings are open to the public. It is an outstanding opportunity to see our government at work.
The Ohio Civil Rights Commission was created by the Ohio Legislature 57 years ago and is responsible for enforcing Ohio’s Civil Rights laws which guarantee everyone will be treated equally. There are five Commissioners who are appointed by the Governor for four year terms. Complaints are filed with the Commission by individuals who believe they have been discriminated against and most of these complaints are employment related. These complaints are investigated by the staff of the Commission and recommendations are made. The parties to these complaints, normally an individual and their employer, may request a hearing at which time evidence may be presented to the Commissioners who then make a ruling.
*Note for first-year Honors students: Fall 2017 first-year Honors students are required to attend one Dialogue during the 2017-2018 academic year to maintain priority registration status. Students not satisfying the Dialogue requirement will lose their priority registration status for one semester (Spring 2019). Look for the BLUE FOLDER to record your attendance on the sign-in sheet.