Washington State University

Executive Policy #12
Revision Approved February 17, 2010

Washington State University
Equal Employment Opportunity and
Affirmative Action Policy

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Washington State University (WSU or the University) is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity in education, employment, membership and contracts without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, marital status, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran. WSU has made, and will continue to make, every effort to eliminate barriers to equal opportunity encountered by these protected group members and to improve opportunities available to underrepresented groups, in compliance with state and federal law. The following are specific goals of this policy:

The President of WSU is responsible for ensuring that the Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Policy is administered effectively on the WSU Pullman, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Spokane campuses and all other WSU facilities. The President of WSU has charged the Office for Equal Opportunity with the responsibility of monitoring the University's EEO/AA program and policies. College and division managers are responsible for ensuring that the respective college/division meets its EEO/AA obligations. Each college and division will be evaluated annually on progress toward goal achievement. The Office for Equal Opportunity is responsible for overseeing the daily activities of the University's EEO/AA programs and developing the University's Affirmative Action Plan. The Office for Equal Opportunity Director may be contacted at French Administration Building, Room 225, Pullman, Washington 99164-1022. The telephone number is (509) 335-8288.