Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity (AA/EEO)

The university is committed to providing a culture of inclusive excellence for  all members of the campus community, this includes our students, faculty, staff and applicants of employment.  All forms of prohibited discrimination and discriminatory harassment, which would harm the educational or employment experience of our students, faculty, and staff, is not tolerated. PSU is committed to promoting the rights of all individuals to equal opportunity in employment and access by fostering a diverse and equitable educational workplace. Our work is guided by compliance with our  non-discrimination policies, and all  federal and state regulations related to equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The Affirmative Action program strives to work on the development of inclusive recruitment strategies, reviews search waivers for departments, and, in collaboration with campus partners, creates, revises, and implements inclusive hiring policies and practices, including the provision of the More Inclusive Hiring Practice Workshop, a required training program for all faculty searches.

Supervisors requesting a search waiver should submit documentation to Julie Caron via email as required in the search wavier guidelines.

AA/EO works to honor equity principles in the workplace through planning and implementation of guidelines and practices designed to end exclusion of women, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans. We recognize that additional groups are underrepresented and underserved as well. We strive to develop practices and provide education that increase inclusivity and equity for all.

View the publicly available 2020 version (data from 2019) of our Veterans and Individual with Disabilities Summary AAP Report and our Minorities and Women Summary AAP Report.