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Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Concord University is committed to diversity and inclusion for all individuals in all aspects. As such, Concord promotes equal access and opportunity through programming, academic courses, campus organizations, employment and University admissions. 

As a public, career-focused liberal arts institution, Concord serves as a regional resource with a multicultural and multinational perspective. To prepare our students for productive lives that positively contribute to societal growth and well-being, it is essential that Concord serve as a model of inclusion and acceptance. 

To this end, Concord embraces the values of mutual respect, fairness, understanding and appreciation of differences, leadership, and service to others. Hatred of individuals or groups, discrimination, bigotry, intolerance of others, or bullying and harassment are unacceptable. As a community, Concord stands committed to welcoming and actively promoting acceptance.
 

Concord University Non-Discrimination Statement

Concord University is committed to fostering an educational environment that values the development of human potential, cultural and ethnic diversity, justice and equal opportunity. Students are considered for admission, employment and access to programs based on individual merit. Concord University (CU) strives to promote equitable and fair treatment in every aspect of campus life for all persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, veteran or military status, disability, or genetic information. This non-discrimination statement also applies to all educational programs including other related activities covered under Title IX which prohibits sex discrimination in higher education. Students may contact the Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Student at 304-384-5256, the Counseling Center at 304-384-5290, their Academic Advisor or Resident Director if they have concerns or complaints regarding possible discrimination.

Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity

Concord University provides and promotes equal opportunity and equal access in admissions, academics, hiring and employment, and other aspects of University life. Below are some of the relevant affirmative action/equal opportunity statements relating to Concord.

 

BOG Policy No. 47 on Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity.

CU adheres to the principle of equal opportunity without regard to race, sex, color, creed, national origin, or physical handicap. This policy extends to all programs and activities supported by the University.

Housing & Residence Life: Valuing Diversity

The Office of Housing and Residence Life cannot and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or age. Beyond the law, we are strongly committed to providing an environment free of discrimination, prejudice, or harassment. In order to grow and develop, students must be respected and valued by other members of their community for the person they are and what they want to become. If you have a diagnosed condition covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act which warrants special housing accommodations, you are strongly encouraged to notify the Director of Housing and Residence Life as soon as possible after you have been officially accepted to Concord University.

Disability Accommodations

Concord University is committed to working with students with disabilities to assess their needs and to assist with academic accommodations that may be necessary and appropriate due to their disability. The Office of Disability Services assists in the coordination of appropriate services, based on the Student’s individual documented needs. We also seek to enhance understanding of disabilities and provide support within the campus community. Please visit the Disability Services page for more information.

Sexual Harassment/Assault Statement

It is policy at Concord University that sexual harassment or assault, or any other form of harassment or assault, will not be tolerated. The University affirms that students have a right to study in a positive atmosphere free from sexual harassment and abuse.

Human Resources

Concord University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Admissions

Concord University adheres to the principle of equal opportunity without regard to race, sex, color, creed, national origin, or physical handicap. This policy extends to all programs and activities supported by the University.

Chancellor's Diversity Initiative
The Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative (CDI) was created in November 2009 by the Higher Education Policy Commission. The CDI and its coordinating body, the Diversity Council, is charged with developing a system-wide approach to create and support enhanced policies and strategies for diversity within the state’s four-year public colleges and universities as institutions and communities. Recognizing institutional missions, histories, and objectives, the CDI offers advice and guidance on the development of programs under the initiative and coordinates current and future programs to ensure a diverse postsecondary experience at the state’s public colleges and universities.

The Concord University Diversity Council is composed of faculty, staff, and students.

Council members 2015-2016 

  • Dr. Joan Pendergast, Chair
  • Kevin Bennington
  • Dr. Nancy Burton
  • Dr. Charlotte Davis
  • Nancy Ellison
  • Dr. Amberyl Malkovich
  • Dr. Tonya McKinley

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