Defining Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Equal Opportunity is a term used to describe policies that prohibit specific forms of discrimination. “It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information.”
This University is committed to implementing equal opportunity and affirmative action policies in order to create a culture of diversity, while eradicating discrimination.
For additional information regarding the concept and goals of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, please contact the Institutional Equity and Diversity Office at 757.683.3141.
Note: Definition is based upon information from Understanding Personnel Law, Council On Education in Management, Co. 1996.