Office of Equal Opportunity
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20 Year Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
The Office of Equal
Opportunity works to ensure that the university makes a good faith effort at providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment. Applicants for
employment, employees, and prospective and enrolled students of the
university are protected against discrimination on the basis of race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status,
and sexual orientation.
- educating students, faculty, and staff about their rights and responsibilities with respect to harassment and discrimination
- investigating, processing, and assisting to resolve illegal discrimination and harassment complaints
- facilitating and monitoring compliance with federal and state laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action
- working with employees, prospective employees and patrons with disabilities to ensure the university is accessible
- developing an affirmative action plan
- monitoring the diversity representation at the institution
- enhancing awareness of and sensitivity toward diversity
- providing training on equal opportunity laws, policies, prevention of sexual harassment, valuing diversity and other related topics
- monitor the institution's hiring efforts
To develop partnerships with faculty, staff, and students to continually make progress toward an equal opportunity climate and an environment free from illegal discrimination and harassment.
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, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status, or disability in employment, admissions, or the provision of services and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford individuals with disabilities equal access to participate in all programs and activities.
For more information, contact the Director of Equal Opportunity, 103 Wells Hall, (270) 809-3155 (voice), (270) 809-3361 (TDD).
State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate,
masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on
Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500
for questions about the accreditation of Murray State University.
Normal inquiries such as admission requirements, financial aid,
educational programs, etc., should be addressed directly to Murray State