Affirmative Action

Statement of Commitment to Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY is committed to a campus environment that values all individuals and groups and to non-discrimination and equality of opportunity in education and employment. University policy prohibits all forms of harassment based on sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other basis protected by law. In order to enhance the quality of life and learning for students, faculty and staff, YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY takes affirmative steps to attract and retain a diverse and well-qualified student body and workforce. This diversity of thought and person encourages an understanding of the complexities of both American and world cultures and helps to eliminate barriers to individual success and acceptance. The responsibility of overseeing the University’s compliance with non-discrimination and affirmative action requirements has been delegated to the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Policy Development. However, the entire University community is responsible for the prevention of discrimination and the realization of the objectives of equal opportunity and diversity.

-James P. Tressel, President Youngstown State University


Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Recruitment and Employment Policy