The Desert Research Institute (DRI) offers a supportive and diverse environment for its students, faculty/staff, and visitors.

The Office for Human Resources, Diversity, and Affirmative Action is responsible for administering and monitoring the Institute’s equal opportunity and diversity-related policies and procedures, pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Americans with Disabilities Act and other relevant federal, state and local statutes.

The office collaborates with System and Institute management, faculty, and staff to ensure that campus operations, programs and procedures comply with these requirements, as well as investigates discrimination complaints from faculty, students, and staff. The office also provides assistance to individuals who have concerns and questions regarding sexual harassment, accessibility, discrimination, recruitment and hiring processes, equal opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity.