VII. 701 - Equal Employment Opportunity

Drury University is an open and welcoming community from a rich variety of cultures, races and socio-economic backgrounds. The mission and goals of the university dedicate the institution to being a community which “affirms the quality and worth of all peoples” and appreciates the “diversity of human culture, language, history and experience.”

Consistent with this policy:

It is Drury’s policy not to discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of staff and the operations of any of its programs and activities as required by federal, state and local laws or regulations.

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Drury University will be based on the judgment of the employee's merit, qualifications, and abilities.

Drury University will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the university, or would create a direct threat to the person or other persons. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including, but not limited to, selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, access to benefits, and training.

In addition to a commitment to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals, Drury University has established an affirmative action program to continue to enhance opportunities for individuals throughout the organization.

Employees with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination or retaliation in the workplace are encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of their immediate supervisor or the Human Resources Director. Retaliation against or intimidation of any employees who has filed a complaint regarding violation of this policy is prohibited. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.