Human Resources Employee Policies + Notices
Equal Educational Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy
Emporia State University values and welcomes the benefits of diversity, and pledges to current and prospective students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the public that we expect and demand the worth and dignity of all people be recognized without regard to any classification that might preclude a person from consideration as an individual. The University regards inappropriate behavior, unfair treatment or harassment of any individual to be inconsistent with its goals of providing an atmosphere in which students, faculty, staff and administrators may safely learn, work, and live.
Emporia State University is committed to equal employment opportunity, equal educational opportunity, and non-discrimination in the operations and administration of all University programs and services. All decisions with reference to employment (including, but not limited to, selection, discipline, promotion, or termination) and all decisions with reference to student status (including, but not limited to, admission, academic achievements, or discipline) will be made without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, sexual orientation, or any other factors which cannot lawfully be considered, to the extent specified by applicable laws.
Students, employees, or members of the public who feel they have been discriminated against on the basis of any item set forth in the Equal Employment Opportunity, Equal Educational Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy should contact the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Emporia State University, Office of Human Resources. Employees with inquiries may also contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the Kansas Human Rights Commission. Students with inquiries may also contact the Office of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education or the Kansas Human Rights Commission.
(FSB 98015 approved by President 04/16/99; FSB 00005 approved by President 11/14/00; amended 09/02/08; updated 06/22/10; updated, approved by President 08/02/11 FSB 15004 approved by Interim President 11/13/2015).