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Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
This policy safeguards and promotes the rights and welfare of all employees and students of Fort Lewis College by working to ensure a discrimination-free environment.
Vice President for Student Affairs
October 17, 2014
October 17, 2014
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I. Statement of Policy
II. Executive Responsibility
III. Responsibilities of the Office of Equal Opportunity
The Equal Opportunity Coordinator (hereinafter the “Coordinator”) is appointed by the President. The Coordinator shall report directly to the President or designee (hereinafter the “President”) on all matters relating to the Policy. The Coordinator shall:
IV. Responsibilities of the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Committee
The Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Committee shall be a standing committee of Fort Lewis College. This committee shall be composed of six members: two faculty members appointed by the Provost; two classified staff appointed by the Vice President for Finance and Administration; and two exempt staff appointed by the Provost. The Coordinator and the Human Resources Director shall be ex-officio members of the Committee. The Committee shall:
V. Student Service
VI. Recruitment and Initial Appointment of Faculty and Exempt Staff
VII. Other Employment Practices
VIII. Dissemination and Education of the College’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan
IX. Evaluation of Employment Policies and Practices
Each administrative unit is responsible for data collection and reporting on equal opportunity and affirmative action practices as requested by the Coordinator.
X. Purchasing and Sub-contracting
The College shall incorporate the Equal Employment Opportunity clause in all contracts, leases, and like documents as stipulated in Executive Orders 11246 and 11375.
XI. Grievance Procedures
XII. Reason for Policy
This policy is in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, the Equal Pay Act of 1964, related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375 and revised Order Number Four, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 402 of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as amended in 1978, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and all Civil Rights laws of the State of Colorado.
For following policy: This policy applies to all students, faculty, and staff of Fort Lewis College and to all programs administered by the College.
For enforcement of policy: Equal Opportunity Coordinator and Human Resources Director
For oversight of policy: Vice President for Student Affairs
For notification: Policy Librarian
For procedures implementing policy: Equal Opportunity Coordinator and Human Resources Director
XIV. Cross-Referenced Policies
XV. Revision History
This policy was initially approved February 11, 2009. It was revised December 6, 2013. This revision updates the policy to include "gender identity" and "gender expression," formats it in the official policy template, and makes minor editorial changes.