Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The University of North Alabama recognizes the importance of equal employment opportunities for all.  It is, therefore,  the policy of the University to afford equal opportunities in education and in employment to qualified persons regardless of age, color,  disability, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or veteran status in accordance with all applicable federal and state constitutions, laws, and valid regulations. The coordinators for nondiscrimination policies are: for students, Title IX Coordinator - Tammy Jacques at 256-765-4223; for employees, Assistant Vice President for Human Resources - Catherine White, 226 Bibb Graves Hall or telephone 256-765-4291. Any alleged violations of this policy should be reported immediately to the appropriate coordinator. No student, faculty member, or other university employee will be treated adversely or retaliated against for the use of this policy.

To comply with the declaration set forth above, the University will, in all solicitations and advertisements for employees placed by or on behalf of the University, state its position as an equal opportunity employer. The University will broadly publish and circulate its policy of equal opportunity by inclusion in all correspondence, media communication, and printed matter for employment purposes.

The University will engage the services of only those professional organizations, employment agencies, contractors, or agents whose policies are in accordance with the equal employment opportunity policy of the University.

The University is expressly committed to a program of maintaining and promoting nondiscrimination in all aspects of recruitment and employment of individuals based on qualifications, merit, and professional ability, and in conformance with all current legal requirements. All personnel actions and programs will be administered in accordance with the equal employment opportunity policy, including: recruitment, transfer, termination, layoff and recall; determination of wages; terms, conditions, and benefits of employment; and selection for training or retraining.

The University will consider, through appropriate and designated grievance procedures, the complaint of any member of the university community who has reason to believe that he/she has been affected by discrimination because of age, color, disability, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status or for any other unlawful reasons.