Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement

Equal Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement

Coppin State University (CSU) shall not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, age, ancestry or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status or veteran status. All policies, programs, and activities of Coppin State University are and shall be in conformity with all pertinent Federal and State laws of nondiscrimination including, but not limited to: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination Act of 1967 (ADEA), Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Federal Executive Order No. 11375, and Article 49B of the Annotated Code of Maryland. This commitment applies to faculty, staff, and students.

Equal opportunity of access to academic and related programs shall be extended to all persons in accord with applicable federal and state laws. Coppin State University shall have as its firm objective equal opportunity in recruitment and hiring, rate of pay, all other promotions, training, retention and dismissals, for all employees and applicants for employment. The University will provide equal access for employees and applicants for employment to all programs and services provided by the University both on and off campus. The University will also provide equal opportunity and an atmosphere of nondiscrimination with respect to women and members of minority groups in all its operations. In addition, the University shall promote equal opportunity and equal treatment through a positive and continuing Affirmative Action Program (AAP).

In addition, employment decisions at the University are based solely on job-related criteria. All personnel actions or programs that affect qualified individuals with disabilities or covered veterans, such as employment, upgrading, demotion or transfer, recruitment, advertising, termination, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection for training, will be made without discrimination based upon the individual's physical or mental disability or veterans' status.

The University makes, and will continue to make, reasonable accommodations to promote the employment of qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans, unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the University's business.

The AAP includes an audit and reporting system, which, among other things, provides information for the purpose of measuring the effectiveness of the AAP. All managers and supervisors will take an active part in the University's AAP to ensure that all qualified employees with disabilities and covered veterans and prospective employees are considered and treated in a non-discriminatory manner with respect to all employment decisions. Furthermore, Coppin State University will solicit the cooperation and support of all employees for the University's policy and AAP.

In accordance with federal and state law, the University's plan of affirmative action for individuals with disabilities and covered veterans will be available for inspection in the Office of Human Resources during regular business hours, upon request.

In addition, employees and applicants will not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination because they have engaged in, or may have engaged in, activities such as filing a complaint, assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance review or hearing, or opposing any act or practice made unlawful, or exercising any other right protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended or the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended.

Any applicant or employee who needs a reasonable accommodation to apply for employment or to perform the essential functions of his/her job should contact the source below and use the resource listed below:

Reasonable Accommodation Request Form


Please direct your EEO Compliance questions to:
Coppin State University, Office of Human Resources,
or call 410.951.3666