Heidelberg University Affirmative Policy And Program Plan

Introduction

  1. “From its founding, Heidelberg University has believed in the dignity of the individual, and it is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. Heidelberg does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, political affiliation, socioeconomic status, sex, or handicap in the administration of its admissions policies, educational policies and programs, financial aid programs, employment practices, and athletic and other school-administered programs and activities.”
    Heidelberg University Catalogue, 1983-1984
  2. This statement, expressing a fundamental fact of Heidelberg’s approach to education, has long been an imperative in setting and achieving goals at Heidelberg. With the increasing awareness that, however salutary, such statements are prohibitory rather than positive, the University now adopts a restatement of that position, emphasizing the University’s affirmative posture and its determination to continue to plan programs which reflect that posture.
  1. Program Plan
    1. The Board of Trustees of Heidelberg University instructs the President and the University administration, working cooperatively with the faculty and staff and in consultation with the Student Senate, to articulate a program plan for affirmative action for the University. The program plan should include but not be limited to the following elements:
      1. The publication of this policy statement to all University constituencies and to the general public.
      2. The Affirmative Action Officer, Jeannine Curns, Vice President for Administration, will have the responsibility of administering the program plan.
      3. The preparation of an inventory of all University staff members to identify those areas that do not adequately reflect the University’s posture.
      4. The preparation of specific plans to redress the balance in those areas that are not in accord with University policy and to rectify specific situations that are similarly identified.
      5. The inclusion in the college planning process of objectives, and measurements of progress toward objectives, which are consonant with the University policy.
      6. The careful screening of national, regional, and local organizations with whom the University has an association in order to support the affirmative action concept in the University’s external relations.
  2. Affirmative Action Council
    1. The President has appointed an Affirmative Action Council representing the various groups that make up the University.
    2. The Council, which is advisory to the President, is charged with disseminating the Policy Statement; reviewing University policies, procedures, and practices; and recommending specific plans to redress the balance in areas which are not in accord with University policy or to rectify specific situations which are similarly identified.
  3. The Affirmative Action Plan, The Title IX Institutional Self Evaluation, The Transition Plan and Self Evaluation under Section 504 are on file in the Personnel Office.
  4. Affirmative Action Policy Statement
    1. Heidelberg University believes in the dignity of each individual. The University offers qualified persons equal opportunity for admission as students and for employment, promotion and professionalization of its academic and non-academic staff without reference to race, religion, color, sex, or national origin. Heidelberg University strives to create an academic atmosphere at a campus environment that affirms this equality, while recognizing differentiation in talents, skills, interests, and merit.
    2. Heidelberg University will continue to develop and design program plans to implement this policy statement.
  5. Non-Discriminatory Policy Statement
    From its founding, Heidelberg University has believed in the dignity of the individual, and it is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. Heidelberg does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, political affiliation, socioeconomic status, sex, or handicap in the administration of its admissions policies, educational policies and programs, financial aid programs, employment practices, and athletic and other school-administered programs and activities.