Affirmative Action Statements

The University’s affirmative action statements and general guidelines for their use follow.  

The University’s official statement is:  

“CMU is an AA/EO institution, providing equal opportunity to all persons, including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. (see”  

This statement is required on all advertisements for faculty and staff positions and on publications, advertisements and other communications promoting the university.

The following statement is encouraged in large display advertisements announcing faculty and staff job openings (an example would be advertisements in the Chronicle of Higher Education announcing multiple positions):

“CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community.  CMU does not discriminate in employment against persons based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity/gender expression, genetic information, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight (see"

The Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity is charged with monitoring and approving the use of appropriate statements on all job-related advertisements.  The University Communications Office, in consultation with the Office of Civil Rights and Institutional Equity, monitors the use of appropriate statement son non-job-related advertisements, publications, and other communications.

Updated 11/3/2017