Affirmative Action

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement


Indiana State University
Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

Indiana State University has long been pledged to the principles of nondiscrimination and is firmly and unequivocally committed to the creation of a culturally diverse community among and between its faculty, staff, and students. Diversity within the University community advances the academic purpose of the University, and a nondiscrimination policy is essential to achieving such diversity. Our expectation is that the University will do more than merely comply with civil rights legislation and enactments. The following policy statement was approved by the Board of Trustees in December, 1993, and revised in October, 2003.

Indiana State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or veteran status. In line with its commitment to equal opportunity, the University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications meeting established criteria.

Indiana State University is committed to equal opportunity for employees and students through active recruitment, promotion, retention, and enrollment of individuals from the full spectrum of diverse populations, including people or color, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans.

The University subscribes fully to all federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination.

Responsibility for implementing the educational and employment decisions in accordance with the University's equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy rests with the vice presidents, deans, directors, and other heads of units, faculty, and staff. The Director of the Office Affirmative Action is responsible for overall compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and for coordination of the University's commitment to education about, and celebration of, our campus diversity and international reach.

Furthermore, Indiana State University will not tolerate any form of sexual or racial harassment, intimidation, or coercion. Allegations of any form of harassment will be promptly and thoroughly investigated, and offenders will be subject to disciplinary action.

Your help and cooperation are essential to transforming these words into demonstrated equal opportunity in academic programs and employment.