Equal Opportunity, Equal Access and Affirmative Action Policy

The Equal Opportunity, Equal Access and Affirmative Action Policy is the means by which the University implements and enforces the Nondiscrimination Policy Statement and governs the University’s affirmative action program. Following are some excerpts from the Equal Opportunity, Equal Access and Affirmative Action Policy:

“Purdue University does not condone and will not tolerate Discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, disability, status as a veteran, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Purdue University promulgates policies and programs to ensure that all persons have equal access to its employment opportunities and educational programs, services and activities.”

“The principal objective of this policy is to provide fair and consistent treatment for all students and employees of the University.”

“All aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, professional development, tenure, promotion, compensation and separations, are administered in accordance with this policy.”

“This policy seeks to encourage faculty, staff and students to report and address incidents of Discrimination.”

“Retaliation against faculty members, staff members or students for reporting or complaining of Discrimination, for participating or assisting in the investigation of a complaint of Discrimination or for enforcing this policy is strictly prohibited.”

“As a federal contractor, each campus within the Purdue University system is required to develop and maintain a written affirmative action program, which is a set of specific results-oriented actions and procedures to which the University commits itself. These programs must be updated annually and be made available for inspection.”

“Any individual or group of individuals found to have violated this policy will be subject to disciplinary or remedial action, up to and including termination of employment or expulsion from the University. Faculty and staff who are determined to have violated this policy also may be held personally liable for any damages, settlement costs or expenses, including attorney fees incurred by the University.”

Anyone who believes he or she has been subjected to discrimination or retaliation or who otherwise believes a violation of the Equal Opportunity, Equal Access and Affirmative Action Policy has occurred should contact the Office of Equity and Diversity.

Anyone seeking to review the University’s Affirmative Action plans can find copies of the most recent plans under the “Equal Opportunity” tab of this site or can contact the Office of Equity and Diversity to make arrangements to review the plans.