Affirmative Action Policy
UNIVERSITY OF DENVER Colorado Seminary POLICY MANUAL
Date: 3/18/95 Section: 3.10.020
A. A history of discrimination has excluded women and minorities, including persons
with disabilities, from employment and educational opportunities in institutions of higher
education. That exclusion has also worked to deprive educational institutions of the
opportunity to enrich the educational experience of its students, enliven the scholarship,
research and other creative activity of the faculty, and to extend its connections to, and
impact on the larger community. To remedy that history of discrimination and to secure
for itself the benefits of diversity, the University has taken and will continue to take
affirmative action to recruit faculty, students and staff from among women, minorities,
persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and Vietnam-era veterans.
B. In addition to affirmative action in recruitment, the University will develop systems
and programs to ensure that, once qualified individuals from among these groups are
hired as employees or admitted as students, they are retained, advanced and compensated
on par with other equally active and productive members of the University community.
C. This Affirmative Action Policy is a counterpart to the Equal Opportunity Policy which
is aimed at preventing discrimination. Managers are encouraged to consult both
policies when making employment and admission decisions.
The Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity, University of Denver
2199 S. University Blvd. Denver, Colorado 80208
(303) 871-7436 (phone) | (303) 871-7982