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Office of Equal Opportunity and Policy Development/Title IX Compliance

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Policy Development (EOPD) is responsible for the review and development of University policies and for  University compliance with state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. This responsibility includes: 

  • Development and implementation of the University's Affirmative Action Plan.
  • Development of University Policies.
  • Provision of training and educational programs in the areas of affirmative action, equal employment, discrimination, and harassment.
  • Investigation of complaints of discrimination or harassment, including student complaints of sexual harassment, discrimination and violence, whether filed by, or against faculty, staff, students, or third parties.

The Director of EOPD also serves as the University’s Title IX Coordinator and oversees the investigation and disposition of student complaints of sexual harassment, including complaints involving dating violence, domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault.

Cynthia A. Kravitz, Esq.
Director of Equal Opportunity & Policy Development/Title IX Coordinator
One University Plaza, Tod Hall-Room 301
Youngstown, Ohio 44555
Telephone (330) 941-2340
Fax (330) 941-2394 or

For more information please see the University’s Equal Opportunity and Policy Development website and the Title IX website.

Disability Services/Inquiries:

Title II/Section 504 Coordinator for Employees and others:
Kevin W. Reynolds
Chief Human Resources Officer
(330) 941-2742

Title II/Section 504 Coordinator for Students:
Gina McGranahan
Assistant Director of Disability Services
(330) 941-2090

Youngstown State University Non-Discrimination Statement: Youngstown State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression, disability, age, religion or veteran/military state in its programs and  activities.