Policy on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Fairmont State University is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Institution. In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the West Virginia Human Rights Act, Title IX (Educational Amendments of 1972), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all as amended, and the other applicable laws and regulations, the institution provides equal opportunity to all prospective and current members of the student body, faculty, and staff on the basis of individual qualifications and merit without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, age, height, weight, religion, creed, genetic information, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression/association as identified and defined by law in employment, admissions, and educational programs and activities.

Fairmont State University neither affiliates knowingly with nor grants recognition to an individual, group or organization having policies that discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, height, weight, religion, creed, genetic information, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression/association as identified and defined by law in employment, admissions, educational programs, and activities.

Further inquiries may be directed to the Director of Affirmative Action, who is the Section 504 and Title IX Coordinator, located in Room 324 Hardway Hall, telephone (304) 367-4386, or the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, located in the Turley Student Services Center, (304) 367-4686.