Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity (AAEEO)

I. Policy

Consistent with Federal and State law, the University of Mary Washington promotes equal opportunity for all prospective and current students and employees. The University will not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, political affiliation, veteran status, or disability status except in relation to employment where a bona fide occupational qualification exists.

The University is dedicated to ensuring access, fairness and equity for minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans (as covered by law) in its educational programs, related activities, and employment. The University of Mary Washington shall thus maintain a continuing affirmative action program to identify and eliminate discriminatory practices in every phase of university operations.

Retaliation against an individual who has raised claims of illegal discrimination or has cooperated with an investigation of such claims is prohibited.

II. Responsible Parties

The Office for AAEEO is responsible for administering and monitoring the University of Mary Washington’s equal opportunity/affirmative action policies and procedures.

III. Compliance

Inquiries about or complaints alleging violation of the University’s equal opportunity/affirmative action policies should be directed to Sabrina Johnson, AAEEO Officer, Fairfax House, 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401. Phone: 540-654-1214. Fax: 540-654-1078.

IV. Effective Date and Approval

The policies herein are effective July 1, 2007.

Approved:

Richard V. Hurley, Acting President