Affirmative Action & Hiring

Affirmative Action

In accordance with Executive Order 11246, Indiana State University will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. ISU takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed fairly, and that employees are treated equitably during employment, without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Such action shall include, but not be limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion, or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship (Executive Order 11246).

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has direct responsibility for the construction, monitoring, and carrying out of the university's Affirmative Action Plan. It is our goal to make sure we assist our campus community in providing a diverse, equitable environment that is inclusive to all and free from any and all discriminatory hiring practices.

Affirmative Action is not: (1) setting hiring quotas, (2) Giving preferential treatment to women and minority applicants, nor (3) hiring unqualified applicants.

The purpose of Affirmative Action Plan is to examine the diversity of our workforce at Indiana State University.  If we are deficient in areas in terms of representation, goals are set with the expectation that we as an institution will exercise good faith efforts in achieving future goals set forth.  In doing so, we will not lower qualifications for women or minority applicants, instead ISU will strive to remove barriers for underrepresented applicants by training and educating our search committees, hiring managers, administrators, and the campus community.


For more information contact:

Dr. Rana Johnson

Associate Vice President for Inclusive Excellence