Equal Opportunity - Affirmative Action Policy

The University of Wisconsin-Stout implements its Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) responsibilities according to federal, state, University of Wisconsin Systems, and local EEO/AA laws, executive orders, policies, guidelines, plans rules and regulations in all aspects of employment and personnel activities and transactions of the university.

UW-Stout is committed to nondiscrimination in its employment practices and to equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, use or nonuse of lawful products off the employer's premises during nonworking hours, genetic testing, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, physical disability, mental disability, veterans' status or membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Retaliation is also a form of discrimination and is therefore prohibited.

UW-Stout is committed to implementing affirmative action in order to overcome the effects of past discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunities. The university recognizes the need to take affirmative action where underutilization exists in certain job groups for racial/ethnic minorities, and females, in student, classified, LTE, project, and/or unclassified positions.

The faculty and staff of the university, involved in shared governance decision making, will undertake good faith efforts for affirmative action and equal employment opportunity of all personnel actions in which individual faculty and staff participate in making recommendations and/or decisions.

UW-Stout prohibits harassment by supervisors or co-workers on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, use or nonuse of lawful products off the employer's premises during nonworking hours, genetic testing, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, physical disability, mental disability, veterans' status or membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state.

UW-Stout will maintain an affirmative action office and director. The affirmative action director will serve as a resource for the affirmative action advisory committee and other institutional groups legitimately concerned with affirmative action. The affirmative action director will address the needs of both classified and unclassified personnel.

Please see the full Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy for detailed information.