Affirmative Action Policy

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 218 Russ Hall, is responsible for administering the University's Affirmative Action policies, procedures and programs. Contact Cindy Johnson, Director of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 235-4185, or TYY 235-4184 or KS Relay 800-766-3777 for more information.

Pittsburg State University is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and educational equity. Accordingly, it is the policy of the University to take affirmative action to eliminate and to prevent all policies, procedures and practices in recruitment, employment, compensation, promotion, educational programs and activities which discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, marital status, national origin, age as specified by law, ancestry, political affiliation or Vietnam Era/disabled veterans.

To ensure that the goals of affirmative action and the principles of equal opportunity are followed, Pittsburg State University has taken the necessary steps. In December, 1972, the Affirmative Action Plan was approved and adopted by the Faculty Senate and the President. In May, 1979, May, 1981 and May, 1987, the President adopted the revised Affirmative Action Plan. The revised 1987 Plan is in compliance with current legislation, regulations, and rulings.

Pittsburg State University has done a Title IX Self-Evaluation to ensure that the educational programs and activities comply with non-discrimination based on sex as required by the 1972 Education Amendments. Also, the University has done a Section 504 Transition plan and a Section 504 Self-Evaluation to ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to disabled persons as required by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. As a higher education institution, these two items will be periodically updated to fulfill the obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA.)

(Source: PSU Unclassified Handbook)

Page revision date: 05/16/2018