Non-Discrimination, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action


All employees

Policy Statement

In recognition of Syracuse University’s responsibility to conduct its personnel policies, practices, procedures, and programs in a bias-free manner, it is hereby reaffirmed that the policy of Syracuse University is to recruit, employ, renew, retain, tenure and promote employees on the basis of ability, potential, and valid qualifications without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. Furthermore, Syracuse University shall not discriminate against any disabled employee or applicant in regard to any position for which the employee or applicant is otherwise qualified. Consistent with this declaration, Syracuse University will continue to be responsive to the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action guidelines established under Federal Executive Order 11246, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, and other related statutes and regulations in carrying out this policy. In this regard the University will continue to strive to eliminate impermissible discrimination in all its forms, intentional or inadvertent, with respect to all personnel decisions, procedures, and actions, including compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoff, University sponsored training, educational, tuition assistance, social and recreational programs.

This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies equally to all job categories and all levels of appointments.

Policy Administration

Links to Procedures and Related Information

Amended: August 2005
Amended: November 2007