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Affirmative Action Statement of Policy

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is committed to and reaffirms its moral and legal responsibility for the promotion of equal employment and educational opportunity for all individuals and students without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status or membership in any other protected group under federal, state or local law, in the administration of its educational policies, programs, and or activities. Cheyney University complies with the requirements of the Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act; Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and all other applicable laws.

Cheyney University is also committed to the concept of affirmative action, and will take steps to ensure that:

  • Applicants and employees are treated equally during all aspects of the employment process, including promotions, upgrades, demotions, transfers, furloughs, terminations, pay rates, or other forms of compensation, tenure, selection for training, tuition assistance, and as participants in all social and recreational programs sponsored by the university.
  • The university will promote by imposing only valid requirements for advancement.
  • A process is provided to redress all social equity complaints in a fair and impartial manner. Any complaint requires serious consideration by a complainant and must be filed in good faith.
  • The university provides a means for applicants and disabled persons to identify themselves for affirmative action and equal employment opportunity purposes only.

The success of the university's non-discriminatory affirmative action program requires the commitment of management and employees in a diverse work force to realize that positive steps must be taken to eliminate all forms of discrimination and barriers that may have the effect of excluding minorities, women and disabled individuals.

If you have any questions regarding this policy and its implementation, please contact the Office of Social Equity, Wade Wilson Administration Building , telephone: (610) 399-2083.