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NOTE: The Office of Equal Opportunity transitioned to the Office of Institutional Diversity,
Equity & Access effective July 1, 2013 and the website is located at: murraystate.edu/idea.
All references within campuswide documents to the Office of Equal Opportunity should
be considered analogous to the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Access.
Murray State University formally declares its commitment to all laws
action and equal opportunity regulations, together with all valid state and federal regulations
enacted pursuant thereto. The policy of Murray State University is to guarantee freedom from
discrimination in its operation and administration of its programs, services, and employment
practices; in its relationships with students, faculty, and staff; and in its interactions with the
community which it serves.
Murray State University endorses the intent of all federal and state laws created to prohibit discrimination. Murray State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status, or disability in employment, admissions, or the provision of services and provides, upon request, reasonable accommodation including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford individuals with disabilities equal access to participate in all programs and activities.
The policy of Affirmative Action is an on-going commitment. The policy of
action is limited, in that the achievement of its objective removes the necessity of its
existence. Murray State University is committed to achieving the goals that have been
established and published in the Murray State University Affirmative Action Plan. It should
also be known that this Affirmative Action Plan is an official policy of Murray State
Functions in connection with the evaluation and monitoring of the
Program of Murray State University have been assigned to the Affirmative Action Committee
by the President of the University. To this end, the Committee should have access to all
records and on-going processes necessary to effectuate its responsibility. A description of the
composition and specific duties of the Affirmative Action Committee is found in the
University Governance System policy.
Persons who wish to inspect the MSU Affirmative Action Plan or who seek
concerning the Affirmative Action Program of Murray State University should contact the
Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Access, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071.
September 8, 1995
Date Modified: February 19, 2008, November 18, 2008 (amended), July 1, 2013 (Office