Policies and Procedures

Equal Opportunity Statement

Jacksonville State University is an equal opportunity employer and educational provider that is dedicated to non-discrimination of any member of the University's community on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veterans' status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other legally protected group status. This policy applies to faculty, staff, students, visitors, applicants, and contractors in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations, ordinances, orders, and University policies, procedures, and processes.

  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a national law that protects qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability.
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a Federal law that protects persons from discrimination based on their race, color or national origin in programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, sex, and religion.
  • The Age Discrimination Act of 1975 prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance, covering all persons regardless of age participating in or seeking to participate in a federally-funded program.
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from gender-based discrimination in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.

  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits employment discrimination against persons 40 years of age or older.
  • The Equal Pay Act prohibits employers and unions from paying different wages based on the employee's gender.
  • The American with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination based on a physical or mental handicap by employers.
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, sex and religion.
  • Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), which prohibits genetic information discrimination in employment.
  • The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) forbids discrimination based on pregnancy when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits such as leave and health insurance, and any other term or condition of employment.

Affirmative Action Statement

As a federal government contractor, Jacksonville State University is required to provide equal employment opportunities to qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. JSU is committed to help identify areas of underutilization for these groups. If it is determined that JSU's workforce does not adequately reflect the available labor market in a job group, a placement goal is set to promote movement towards suitable representation.

Affirmative action placement goals enable the University to develop action-oriented steps in a good-faith effort to correct any deficiencies that may exist. These placement goals are not quotas or set-asides for specific groups. Rather, they represent areas where targeted efforts should be made to attract and retain underrepresented groups in the available labor market.