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West Chester University

West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
610-436-1000





Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity

West Chester University is committed to providing leadership in extending equal opportunities to all individuals. Accordingly, the University will make every effort to provide these rights to all persons regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. This policy applies to all members of the University community including students, faculty, staff, and administrators. It also applies to all applicants for admission or employment and all participants in university sponsored activities.

     West Chester University will take all necessary steps to:

  1. Recruit, hire, utilize, train, and promote for all job classifications without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or other protected-class status.
  2. Recruit and admit students without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or other protected-class status.
  3. Base decisions on selection, employment practices, employee utilization, job training, career mobility, promotion, program operations, and services provided so as to further the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.
  4. Create and maintain a climate free from discrimination and harassment of any individual.
  5. Create and maintain a climate free from sexual harassment of any individual.
  6. Make every effort to increase the admission and employment opportunities for qualified persons with disabilities.
  7. Assure that reasonable accommodation will be made for all the physical and mental limitations of qualified individuals.
  8. Assure that in offering employment or promotion to persons with disabilities, no reduction in compensation would result because of disability, income, or other benefits.

This policy is in compliance with federal and state laws, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1972, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Executive Order of the Governor of Pennsylvania.

Overall responsibility for the implementation of the affirmative action-equal opportunity policy has been assigned to the director of social equity. Any individual having suggestions, problems, complaints, or grievances with regard to equal opportunity or affirmative action is encouraged to contact the director of social equity, 13/15 University Avenue, Room 100, 610-436-2433.