Equal Employment Opportunity

Occidental College is absolutely committed to equal employment opportunity.

Accordingly, Occidental College does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.  The College actively seeks racial, gender, and ethnic diversity in the faculty and staff, and provides equal employment opportunities for women and minorities at all levels within the institution.  The College is not only committed to equal employment opportunity in employment, but to a program of multicultural education involving cultural and ethnic diversity among all constituents of the College community.  

Nondiscrimination has long been a matter of policy and principle at Occidental.  It is reaffirmed here in compliance with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act of  1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Immigration and Nationality Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, regulations of the Internal Revenue Service, and with all applicable laws of the State of California.  

Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of the College-Employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, placements, transfers, promotions, compensation, benefits, training, social & recreational programs, discipline, layoff, and termination.  To ensure that meaningful equal employment opportunity exists, a procedure is available for the resolution of any complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of any of the protected characteristics mentioned above.  Please refer to the complaint procedures in the Employee Relations section of the handbook. 

The Director of Human Resources has overall responsibility for ensuring equal opportunity and affirmative action with respect to the hiring and treatment of Administrators and Staff. The Dean of the College oversees these responsibilities in relation to Faculty.That responsibility is shared by every person involved in hiring decisions and by all who function as supervisors of employees.  To achieve the College's goal for diversity among its faculty and staff employees, it is essential that each member of the Occidental community understands and supports the commitment to affirmative action and equal opportunity.