Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
|IU Office of Affirmative Action|
Indiana University pledges to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity within the university and throughout American society as a whole. In this regard, Indiana University will recruit, hire, promote, educate, and provide services to persons based upon their individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary consideration of such characteristics as age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Indiana University shall take affirmative action, positive and extraordinary, to overcome the discriminatory effects of traditional policies and procedures with regard to the disabled, minorities, women, and veterans.
An Affirmative Action office on each campus monitors the university’s policies and assists individuals who have questions or problems related to discrimination.
University policy and federal law forbid employment discrimination against qualified persons with physical and mental disabilities. A qualified person with a disability is someone with a disability who meets the necessary skill, work experience, education, training, licensing or certification, or other job-related requirements of a position.
The ADA defines a person with a disability as an individual who:
- Has a physical or mental impairment that limits one or more major life activities (walking, speaking, seeing, hearing, etc.)
- Has a record of such impairment
- Is regarded as having such an impairment
IU is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for qualified persons with disabilities. The university will provide reasonable accommodations as provided in the law for employees protected by the ADA by making changes in the work environment or by changing certain practices and procedures. If you are an individual with a disability, and you meet the qualifications above, contact your supervisor or Human Resources to discuss your needs.