What is Affirmative Action?

Affirmative Action refers to a good faith effort to analyze our workforce and take positive action aimed at increasing the inclusion of historically excluded groups in employment, education and business. Affirmative Action is not a quota system. It is not designed to offer preferential treatment to, or exclude from participation, any group. To the contrary, Affirmative Action policies are intended to promote access for the traditionally underrepresented through heightened outreach and efforts at inclusion.

The Office of Diversity serves as the Affirmative Action office, working in partnership with the Office of Human Resources to educate and support employees in the search and selection process, and compile applicant and employee data on an annual basis to assist the University in diversifying and retaining a high quality workforce.