Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and Affirmative Action

Section 1. Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

Antioch University (“AU” or the “University”) is proud to foster an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. AU is fully committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action in all aspects of employment and student services. All employment decisions at AU are made based on job-related criteria and merit without regard to the individual’s legally protected status.

It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against and to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected classification. It is the policy of the University to analyze all areas of its employment process to further the principles of equal opportunity employment.

This policy applies to all employment practices, including, but not limited to, recruitment selection, promotion, transfer, compensation, training and development, demotion, and separation. This policy is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable state and federal laws and University policies.

Section 2. Affirmative Action Policy Statement

Antioch University believes that a diverse workforce and an environment committed to sharing ideas and values among ethnic, gender, and other protected groups builds upon a successful campus experience for both students and faculty. AU will take affirmative action to assure equal access to employment opportunities to all persons based on individual merit, interest, and job related qualifications, including but not limited to, women, minorities, and persons with disabilities, to the full extent permitted by law. AU will strive to hire the most qualified candidates from a diverse pool of applicants in order to further the goals of the institution.

Equal access to employment opportunities requires a periodic review of selection procedures to identify and remove artificial barriers to employment opportunities for qualified persons in legally protected classifications. In addition, each employee or applicant shall receive individualized consideration when being considered for employment or retention. Personnel matters, such as retention, promotion, transfer, demotion, discipline, compensation, access to training and benefits, etc., will also be made in accordance with these policies.

As part of its recruitment efforts, Antioch University will increase its outreach to professional organizations and associations that focus on underrepresented individuals. AU will also identify and target diversity-driven job sites when posting announcements and job vacancies to broaden its applicant pool.