Equity and Inclusion

Additional EQUITY COMPLIANCE information

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

Wesleyan University is fully committed to a policy of equal opportunity throughout the University, and to this end abides by all applicable federal, state, and local laws pertaining to non-discrimination and fair employment practices.

Accordingly, the University recruits, hires, trains, promotes and educates individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Wesleyan University administers all personnel action such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoffs, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT

The Wesleyan University's affirmative action program is designed to achieve diversity among faculty, administrators and staff; to treat all appointments and promotions in a manner free from discrimination; and to correct any under-utilization of women and minorities in employment positions. Wesleyan, as an institution dedicated to excellence in liberal studies, has a responsibility to itself to seek out the most talented people and a responsibility to society to further the goal of achieving equality of opportunity.

For that reason, along with the principle of nondiscrimination, the University is committed to a program of affirmative action with regard to members of certain groups as specified by the U.S. Department of Labor. Wesleyan, therefore, makes concerted efforts to recruit, employ, and promote qualified members of minority groups, women, handicapped individuals who are otherwise qualified, special disabled veterans, and veterans of the Vietnam era.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN

The college, through its Plan of Affirmative Action (link to executive summary) will continue to make good faith efforts and undertake positive action to overcome the present effects of past practices, policies or barriers to equal employment opportunity and to achieve the full and fair participation of Blacks, Hispanics, Whites, Asians/Pacific Islanders, and American Indians/Alaskan Aleuts found to be underutilized in the workforce. The college, through its Plan of Affirmative Action, with conviction and effort, will also continue to undertake positive action for the full and fair participation of the above groups and any other protected group found to be adversely impacted by college policies or practices.

Equal opportunity is defined as employment of individuals without consideration of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information (Section 46a-60(a)(11) of the Connecticut General Statutes), national origin, ancestry, mental retardation, past or present history of mental disability, physical disability (including but not limited to blindness, learning disability), veteran status, or criminal record, unless the provisions of section 46a-60(b), 46a-80(b) or 86a-81(b) exclude persons in one or more of the above protected groups.  Equal employment opportunity is the purpose and goal of Affirmative Action.

The president of the University has ultimate responsibility for the implementation of all affirmative action laws, regulations, and guidelines. He has charged the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost with reporting and monitoring affirmative action procedures applied to faculty employment, and the Office of Human Resources for staff employment in consultation with the Office of Equity and Inclusion.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE AND FACULTY RECRUITMENT RESOURCES

Wesleyan University's affirmative action program is designed to achieve diversity among faculty, administrators and staff; to treat all appointments and promotions in a manner free from discrimination; and to correct any under-utilization of women and minorities in employment positions. Wesleyan, as an institution is dedicated to excellence in liberal studies, has a responsibility to itself to seek out the most talented people and a responsibility to society to further the goal of achieving equality of opportunity.

For that reason, along with the principle of nondiscrimination, the University is committed to a program of affirmative action with regard to members of certain groups as specified by the U.S. Department of Labor. Wesleyan, therefore, makes concerted efforts to recruit, employ, and promote qualified members of minority groups, women, handicapped individuals who are otherwise qualified, special disabled veterans, and veterans of the Vietnam era.

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RELATED LAWS

Outlined below is a brief review of the major pieces of legislation that govern affirmative action and equal opportunity.