Equal Employment Opportunity

Delta State University is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity for all persons in all terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

: This generally includes faculty and staff employees who are working on paid appointments by the University. It generally excludes students or temporary employees. For specific information on who is considered an employee, contact the Human Resources Department.
Supervisor: An employee designated by management who exercises major supervisory functions over another employee or employees. These functions include hiring, evaluating, assigning work, and disciplining employees.
The University will not tolerate any conduct by an administrator, supervisor, faculty, or staff member which constitutes workplace discrimination or any form of prohibited discrimination. The University is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity for women, members of racial minority groups, individuals with disabilities, disabled veterans and Vietnam era veterans. The University complies with all applicable laws and regulations related to nondiscrimination in employment and educational opportunity.
It is the responsibility of all persons making employment decisions to support this policy.

In working toward the implementation of this policy, the University will state its position as an equal opportunity employer in all solicitations and advertisements for employment vacancies placed by, or on behalf of, the University. The University will broadly publish and circulate its policy of equal employment opportunity by including a statement in all correspondence, media communication and printed matter for employment purposes. Further, the University will consider, through appropriate and designated procedures, complaints or grievances of any individual who has reason to believe that he or she has been affected by prohibited discrimination.

Equal Education Opportunity
As an institution of higher education and in the spirit of its policies of equal employment opportunity, the University declares its policy of equal educational opportunity. All applicants for admission will be considered without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability related to program performance, disabled veteran status, or Vietnam era veteran status. This policy is noted in all student handbooks. Complaints or grievances of any student who has reason to think he or she has been affected by discrimination will be considered through established procedures.

Inquiries and Complaints
Any inquiries or complaints concerning the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; or other legislation and its implementing regulations as they relate to Delta State University should be directed to any of the following persons, as appropriate: the Director of Human Resources, Vice President for Student Affairs, or the Vice President for Finance.

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, As Amended
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 As Amended
  • The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Sections 503 and 504
  • Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990