Welcome to the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance!

The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIE) supports efforts to uphold the University’s commitment to creating and maintaining a working and learning environment that is inclusive and free of discriminatory conduct as required by the University’s policies and procedures.

OIE promotes and upholds the University’s commitment to Equity by:

  • Guiding employees in referring affected individuals to OIE; 
  • Facilitating resolution of concerns through advising and providing guidance and support to parties and their supervisors;
  • Conducting formal investigations in situations in which alternative resolutions efforts are unsuccessful or inappropriate;
  • Partnering with administrators and supervisors to protect against retaliation; and
  • Providing general and targeted educational training programs to prevent discrimination and harassment.

Contact the OIE

Early Childhood Research Ctr, 1129

Phone: 410-651-6135

Email: oie@umes.edu

File a Report

Submit a report online of a possible violation of UMES’s Sexual Misconduct, Anti-Discrimination, or Workplace Bullying Policies. The online reporting form does allow for anonymous reporting. You may also contact our office in person, by phone, or via email.

Report to UMES police

If it is an emergency and you need immediate assistance, call 911. If you choose to make a police report, you can contact UMES Police at 410-651-3300.

Not sure where to begin? Click here for resources and reporting options.

Title IX & Sexual Misconduct

ADA & Accessibility Services

Equal Opportunity & Civil Rights

Policies & Procedures


Shelita Allen
Coordinator of Student Accessibility Services
(410) 651-7995

Alexandra Martin
Assistant Director for Civil Rights, Complaint Resolution & Deputy Title IX Coordinator
(410) 651-7999
Jason Casares
Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity, Diversity, and Compliance
Title IX Coordinator, Fair Practices Officer, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer & ADA Coordinator
(410) 651-7848
Cecilia Rivera
Associate Director for Prevention, Education, Training, and Compliance
(410) 651-7975
Jessica Chittams
Director of Student Accessibility Services
(410) 651-7994

Administrative Assistant
(410) 651-6135

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