Colgate University is committed to diversity in its workforce among members of the faculty, administration, and staff. More specifically, Colgate takes affirmative action to seek out qualified candidates who are members of historically underrepresented groups, and women, for appointment to available positions at the University. Fundamental to this practice is the affirmation that the presence of women and members of diverse ethnic and racial groups is needed for the University to fulfill its educational mission. The intent of the policy is that affirmative action at Colgate be not simply formal compliance with the law, but a vigorous program of recruitment and appointment.

Furthermore, Colgate University is committed to ensuring equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in all of its employment practices, without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status as transgender or gender transitioning, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law.

This commitment applies to the University’s practices in hiring, supervision, promotion, and termination.

The Director for EEO/AA (Office of Human Resources, 315-228-7014) oversees implementation of Colgate’s Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity plan.

Organizational structure and copy for this handbook was revised in the summer of 2019. The information contained in this publication applies to the academic years 2019–2020 but this handbook is not to be regarded as a contract between the student and the University. The University reserves the right to change requirements, policies, rules, and regulations without prior notice in accordance with established procedures.

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