Affirmative Action Policy
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POLICY NUMBER: II C
SUBJECT: AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY
APPLIES TO: FACULTY AND STAFF
EFFECTIVE DATE: May 8, 1993
REVISED FROM: February 17, 1990
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY
Murray State University formally declares its commitment to all laws mandating affirmative action and equal opportunity regulations together with all valid state and federal regulations enacted pursuant thereto. The policy of Murray State University is to guarantee freedom from discrimination in its operation and administration of its programs, services, and employment practices; in its relationships with students, faculty, and staff; and in its interactions with the community which it serves.
Murray State University endorses the intent of all federal and state laws created to prohibit discrimination. Murray State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford individuals with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in all programs and activities.
The policy of Affirmative Action is an on-going commitment. The policy of affirmative action is limited in that the achievement of its objective removes the necessity of its existence. Murray State University is committed to achieving the goals that have been established and published in the Murray State University Affirmative Action Plan adopted by the MSU Board of Regents in May, 1985. It should also be known that this Affirmative Action Plan is an official policy of Murray State University.
Functions in connection with the evaluation and monitoring of the Affirmative Action Program of Murray State University have been assigned to the Affirmative Action Committee by the President of the University. To this end, the Committee should have access to all records and on-going processes necessary to effectuate its responsibility. A description of the composition and specific duties of the Affirmative Action Committee is found in Policy VI H, University Governance System.
Persons who wish to inspect the MSU Affirmative Action Plan or who seek other information concerning the Affirmative Action Program of Murray State University should contact the Director of the Office of Institutional Diversity Equity and Access, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071.