Office of equity and equal opportunity invites employees to take voluntary survey

Why are you being asked to complete this survey?

Miami University seeks to provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities in hiring and employment. Because Miami University does business with the government, we must reach out to, hire and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you have ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out.

If you already work for Miami, your answer cannot and will not be used against you in any way. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our employees to update their information every five years. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishment because you did not identify as having a disability earlier.

How do I know if I have a disability?

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Schizophrenia
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Major depression
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair
  • Intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation)

Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.
If you feel that you will need a reasonable accommodation, please contact (513) 529-3560 or email

Instructions for accessing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability survey:

Step 1: Log into MyMiami (
Step 2: Select “BannerWeb”
Step 3: Select “Personal Information” tab
Step 4: Select “Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability Survey” and/or “Voluntary Self-Identification of Veteran Status Survey”
Step 4: Read through the form(s) and check one of the options listed
Step 5: Click “Submit”

Please contact OEEO at (513) 529-7157 with questions. Your participation in this survey is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of Federal contractors, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.