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5.1. Reaffirmation of Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Policies

Kennesaw State University continues its policy of implementing equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. The university shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of the policy including, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Recruiting and enrollment of students and the conduct of educational activities
  • Recruitment, hiring, and promotion
  • Rates of pay or other forms of compensation
  • Selection for training
  • Layoff or termination
  • Fringe benefits

The policy of Kennesaw State University is consistent with the requirements and objectives of Executive Order 11246, as amended, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and their implementing regulations. It is the objective of the university to obtain, without discrimination, individuals qualified and/or trainable for positions by virtue of job related standards of education, training experiences or personal qualification.

In keeping with the above listed federal regulations, Kennesaw State University does not and will not unlawfully discriminate against any student, employee, or applicant for employment or admission with regard to any position for which the student or employee qualifies. Kennesaw State University will provide reasonable accommodation for all employees, students, and applicants for employment with physical and mental disabilities as required by law.

The rights of employees, students and applicants to file a complaint or assist in an affirmative action/equal opportunity investigation or assist in an investigation under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, are recognized and supported by Kennesaw State University.

The following persons are responsible for ensuring the compliance and continued affirmative implementation of this policy:
University General Counsel and Special                    Student Development
Assistant to the President for Legal Affairs
              Office: 269C Carmichael Student Center
            Office: Town Point, Suite 3400                      Telephone: (770) 423-6443
            Telephone: (770) 499-3562                            FAX: (770) 423-6667
            FAX: (770) 420-4410                                     ADA Officer (for students)
            Title IX Coordinator (for faculty)                  504 Coordinator (for students)
            ADA Officer (for faculty)                             
Kennesaw State University policy on equal employment opportunity will be reviewed and revised periodically for the purpose of updating and measuring the progress of the university against stated objectives.