Equal Employment Office

Policy on Affirmative Action

Fort Hays State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, Vietnam era veteran status or special disabled veteran status, in its programs and activities.

FHSU will ensure that no qualified person with a disability is denied the benefits of, excluded from participation in, or otherwise subjected to discrimination because of inaccessibility of education programs and activities operated by FHSU. To obtain information as to the existence of location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to persons with disabilities, contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer, Coordinator of Title IX, Title VI, Section 504, and ADA Regulations, 600 Park Street, Hays, KS 67601-4099, (785) 628-4033.

The underlying premise of the Fort Hays State University (FHSU) EEO Program is that every individual has the right to expect that all decisions on selection, placement, promotion or termination are made on the basis of job-related criteria only, and without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin or physical handicap.

Revised Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The purpose of the EEO Program is to affirm and ensure FHSU's equal (employment) opportunity policy to recruit, hire and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, marital status, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, or veteran status (Vietnam Era and/or special disabled). All personnel actions such as recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotions, employment opportunity policies and Affirmative Action Program. However, equal opportunity goals shall not be limited to areas of employment. Equal opportunity is understood to include equal access to every benefit of the institution; i.e., admission, financial aid, housing, classes, athletics, social and academic organizations, etc.

The ultimate responsibility for the Affirmative Action Program lies with the president of FHSU. Implementation of the program is the responsibility of the affirmative action officer. All deans, department heads, supervisors, and all personnel responsible for hiring and promotion are charged with supporting the university's Affirmative Action Program and with providing leadership in carrying out its goals and objectives.

Originally approved by President Gerald W. Tomanek (February, 1987). Revised (November, 1989). Revision approved by President Edward H. Hammond (11-28-89). Revised and approved by Cabinet (06/30/93).Revision approved by Cabinet 07/07/10.

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