The Office of Social Equity
The work carried out by Kutztown University's Office of Social Equity can be summarized in two words: equality and compliance. The Office of Social Equity serves Kutztown University by monitoring the recruitment and hiring of faculty and senior-level management employees to ensure the search and selection processes are equitable and legal; by compiling the university's annual Affirmative Action Plan in an effort to address the underutilization, if any, of qualified women and minorities within our workforce; by investigating certain complaints in order to protect the rights of individuals and to resolve conflicts on campus; and by facilitating and/or supporting events, training and education, which further the university's goals of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity. Discrimination on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status is prohibited.
In addition to monitoring the university's compliance with Affirmative Action and Equal Employment/Education Opportunity laws and regulations, the Office of Social Equity enforces and provides training on various policies including, but not limited to, the anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and sexual harassment policies adopted by the university. The aforementioned policies afford our workforce and students certain protections and rights, as well as equal access to all our university has to offer.
The university's Disability Services Office , along with the Office of Social Equity, is under the auspices and is an integral part of the Division of Equity and Compliance. The Disability Services Office assists and supports our employees and students with disabilities. By providing reasonable and appropriate accommodations, the Disability Services Office enables our employees and students with disabilities to succeed in their employment and educational endeavors.
The Office of Social Equity?... Equal Opportunities for ALL!