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Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Statement

Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA). The University has a responsibility to create and maintain a working and learning environment that is free of unlawful discrimination and that assures the fair and equitable treatment of all employees and students. EEO/AA programs are consistent with our Catholic educational mission and enjoy a high priority among our institutional goals and objectives. The University reserves the right to administer and apply all policies, programs and benefits in a manner consistent with its Catholic identity and the teachings of the Catholic Church.

The University supports and implements all state and federal anti-discrimination laws, including Presidential Executive Order 11246 as amended, which prohibits discrimination in employment by institutions with federal contracts; Titles VI and VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination against students and individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin and/or sex; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination against students and individuals on the basis of sex (including sexual harassment and sexual assault/violence); Vietnam Era Veterans' Rehabilitation Assistance Act of 1974, which requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified disabled veterans of the Vietnam Era; Equal Pay Act of 1963, which prohibits discrimination in salaries; Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 which prohibits discrimination in pay; Age Discrimination in Employment Acts of 1967 and 1975, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, as well as Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability or perceived disability; Title II of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), which protects individuals from employment discrimination based on genetic information and also restricts the acquisition and disclosure of genetic information; and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, N.J.S.A. 10:5-1, et seq.

No person may be denied employment or related benefits, or admission to the University or any of its programs or activities, either academic or nonacademic, curricular or extracurricular, because of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, handicap and disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, AIDS and/or HIV status, genetic information, service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or status as a disabled veteran or as a veteran of the Vietnam era. All executives, administrators, faculty and staff are responsible for supporting Seton Hall's EEO/AA policies and programs. EEO/AA policies are to be applied in all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfer, retention, tenure, termination, compensation, benefits, layoffs, union membership, academic programs, and social and recreational programs.

Retaliation against complainants, respondents, alleged victims, or witnesses is prohibited pursuant to the University’s Non-Retaliation Procedure. Acts of retaliation will result in disciplinary action regardless of the outcome of the underlying complaint.

The University offers a number of internal resources for complaints and issues related to potential discrimination, harassment or related retaliation, including the following:

  • Office of EEO Compliance: Lori A. Brown, Director of EEO Compliance, Title IX Coordinator (973) 313-6132
  • ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: Lori A. Brown, Director of EEO Compliance, Title IX Coordinator (973) 313-6132
  • Human Resources: Michael Silvestro, Associate Vice President for Human Resources (973) 761-9138
  • Office of Student Life: Karen Van Norman, Associate Vice President & Dean of Students (973) 761-9076
  • Office of the Provost: Dr. Joan Guetti, Senior Associate Provost (973) 275-2480

Links to Related University Policies and Procedures:

Revised and approved by President Dr. Gabriel Esteban on the recommendation of the Executive Cabinet on October 23, 2014

Effective Date

October 1, 2000

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