Equal Opportunity Office

Welcome to the Equal Opportunity Office of Gonzaga University



Gonzaga University and its Human Resources department dedicate resources to equal opportunity practices in support of the Gonzaga University mission of "fostering a mature commitment to dignity of the human person, social justice, diversity, intercultural competence, global engagement, (and) solidarity with the poor and vulnerable."  We strive to retain diverse talent wile helping people to grow professionally and personally.

In this effort, we will work collaboratively with all faculty and staff to enable a deeper understanding of equal opportunity for all members of the Gonzaga community.  Gonzaga University strives to be an "inclusive community where human differences thrive within a campus community of equality, solidarity and common human nature." (Vision 2012 Goal Four)

To achieve these goals, this office provides consultations, guidance, support, resources, education, investigations, and grievance resolution.  Please contact us at any time as a sounding board, for help, to get questions answered, for third-party assistance in resolving your own issues, or to file a formal complaint.

The Equal Opportunity Office provides services in the following areas.  Please call anytime to ask questions, share ideas, or find out more information.

  • Training and Development related to Equal Opportunity and Diversity
  • Incident Reporting
  • Complaint Resolution, formal or informal assistance
  • Complaint Investigations
  • Support services in coordination with appropriate GU staff and/or departments

Gonzaga University's Commitment to Human Diversity



Diversity affirms our faith-inspired commitment to an inclusive community where human differences thrive within a campus community of equality, solidarity, and common human nature.  We seek to nourish difference in an environment characterized by mutual respect and the sustainable creation of a campus climate that attracts and retains community members from diverse backgrounds.  In this context, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, social class, religion, culture, sexual orientations, language and other human differences all contribute to the richness of our academic community life.  These differences grace us individually as human being and collectively as a Jesuit, Catholic and humanistic university striving to fulfill our Mission.

We aspire to create a university environment that is welcoming and accessible to all staff, faculty, students, and other members of the Gonzaga community regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Gonzaga University's Statement on Non-Discrimination


Gonzaga University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other non-merit factor in employment, educational program, or activities that it operates.

Policies and procedures (collectively referred to as “policies”) are written consistent with Gonzaga’s Mission Statement.  Our non-discrimination policies comply with federal and state regulations, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

Title IX Inquiries & Complaint Process

Inquiries concerning application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator. To file a complaint of sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, or gender-based discrimination, contact any of the parties listed below.

Non-Discrimination Inquiries & Complaint Process

Inquiries concerning the application of the University’s non-discrimination policy may be referred to the Equal Opportunity Officer. To file a complaint of harassment or discrimination based upon any of the protected groups, contact the Equal Opportunity Officer or any of the parties listed below.

Chris Purviance, Equal Opportunity Officer
Business Services Center, Office 101A
102 E. Boone Ave
purviance@gonzaga.edu
(509) 313-5858

Title IX Coordinator
Business Services Center, Office 6
102 E. Boone Ave.
titleix@gonzaga.edu
(509) 313-6910

Heather Gores, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Athletics
Associate Athletics Director and Senior Women's Administrator
McCarthey Athletics Center, Office 315
gores@athletics.gonzaga.edu
(509) 313-3599

Kathryne Shearer, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Director of Disability Resources, Education, & Access Management (DREAM) and ADA Coordinator
Foley Library, Second Floor
shearer@gonzaga.edu
(509) 313-4093

Other appropriate parties as identified in the Gonzaga University Harassment and Discrimination Policy.

Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

HUMAN RESOURCES
Mailing Address
502 E. Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258-0080
Phone: 509.313.5996
Fax: 509.313.5815
www.gonzaga.edu/hr

Located at: 102 E. Boone Ave.
Office hours: 8am-5pm, M-F