Equal Opportunity Statement

Pursuant to federal law, Jacksonville State University (JSU) is required to state its commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action in all recruiting announcements and advertisements.  This requirement applies university-wide to all departments and divisions.

JSU’s EO/AA Statement must appear on all print and online versions of university publications that are made available to students, employees, applicants, program participants and the general public.  The statement should be positioned in a prominent location—usually near the front or back cover of a document, or immediately before or after an ad.  For publications that invite participation or attendance at an event, additional information regarding disability accommodations should also be included. 

Here are some examples of publications that must contain the statement:

  1. Applications
  2. Brochures
  3. Handbooks
  4. Job postings
  5. Magazines
  6. Newsletters
  7. Posters
  8. Stationery
  9. Contracts for goods and services
  10. Purchase Orders

Below are short, medium, and long versions of JSU’s EO/AA Statements, along with guidelines on which versions to use for publications. 

SHORT

For posters, stationery, and publications with significant limited space. Note: It is also acceptable to reduce the font size of wording outlined below.

  • An EO/AA/Disabilities/Veterans Employer
  • An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disabilities/ Veterans Employer

For position advertisements, contracts for goods and services, purchase orders:

  • Jacksonville State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Persons with Disabilities/Veterans Employer committed to creating inclusive educational and work environments devoid of prohibited discrimination and harassment.  Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and all eligible applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. 

OR

  • An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disabilities/ Veterans Employer

MEDIUM

For annual reports, magazines, brochures, and newsletters:

  • Jacksonville State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to age, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy, marital status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or covered veteran status, and any other statues protected by local, state or federal laws. JSU is fully committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational and work environment. To that end, Jacksonville State University complies with all applicable federal and Alabama state laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns should be directed to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 700 Pelham Road North, Bibb Graves Hall, Room 326A, Jacksonville, AL 36265. Phone: (256) 782-8565.

If the publication invites participation or attendance, include the following sentences regarding disability accommodations:

  • The Director of Diversity and Inclusion has been designated as Jacksonville State University’s 504/ADA Coordinator. Should you require a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (256) 782-8565.

LONG

For application forms, job postings, student/employee handbooks, and catalogs:

  • Jacksonville State University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all qualified individuals without regard to age, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy, marital status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or covered veteran status. Jacksonville State University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment practices on the basis of any protected status stated above or on any basis prohibited under applicable law. Jacksonville State University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Jacksonville State University is fully committed to its core value of inclusion and creating a sense of belonging in its educational and employment environments through application of its equal opportunity, affirmative action and nondiscrimination policy. This commitment extends to all aspects of employment, including: recruitment, advertisement for employment, selection for employment, compensation, treatment during employment, performance evaluation, training and development, promotion, transfers, demotions, discipline, layoff, termination, and making reasonable and appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Inquiries or concerns should be directed to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, 700 Pelham Road North, Bibb Graves Hall, Room 326A, Jacksonville, AL 36265. Phone: (256) 782-8565.

If the publication invites participation or attendance, include the following sentences regarding disability accommodations:

  • The Director of Diversity and Inclusion has been designated as Jacksonville State University’s 504/ADA Coordinator. Should you require a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at (256) 782-8565.