Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Program

Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Program

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance is responsible for preparing the university's annual affirmative action plan, and for implementing and monitoring the affirmative action programs. These programs guide our institutional commitment to diversity and fairness regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, national origin or veteran status, and prohibits discrimination in all employment transactions. Our primary role is to:

  • Develop and implement the university's affirmative action programs
  • Conduct federally mandated workforce analysis
  • Provide consultation services, education and training
  • Serve as liaison between the university and the federal and state agencies in areas of contract compliance, reporting and regulatory matters.

Affirmative Action Plans (AAP)

In addition to complying with federal regulations, the annual affirmative action plans (AAP) for the university define an affirmative action program as a management tool. The plans include those policies, practices and procedures that we implement to ensure equal employment opportunity. The process for developing the plans allows us to engage in self-analysis for the purpose of discovering any barriers to equal employment opportunity. The plans serve as a guide in monitoring progress and developing operational processes to enhance equal opportunity in all sectors of employment.

Copies of the Affirmative Action Plan can be found in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance. For questions please call, (479) 575-4019.

Federal Laws on Employment Discrimination

As a federal contractor and recipient of federal funds, the university is subject to laws and regulations set forth by the federal government to address discrimination in employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or veteran status. More

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