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