Northwestern State University updates its Statement of Non-Discrimination

Northwestern State University updated its Statement of Non-Discrimination and released it to share the following statement with the public.

It has been, and will continue to be, the policy of Northwestern State University to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on job related standards and must comply with the principles of equal employment opportunity.

In keeping with this policy, the University will continue to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels the most qualified persons without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, pregnancy or parenting status, veteran status or retirement status. All personnel actions, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, training, and education are administered without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, veteran status or retirement status.

The University is committed to equal opportunity for student success by providing access to educational programs, tuition assistance, and social and recreational activities for all students without regard to race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy or parenting status, age, veteran status or retirement status.

Additionally, the University provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.

Student complaints or inquiries related to Title IX should be directed to the Dean of Students, Frances Conine (318-357-5285), located in room #250 of the Student Services Center. Title IX issues should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator/EEO Officer, Veronica M. Biscoe (318-357-6359), located in Caspari Hall, room #111.

In accordance with Section 35.106 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all participants, applicants, organizations , and interested individuals are advised and notified that the Interim ADA Coordinator for Northwestern State University is the Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness & Human Resources, Veronica M. Biscoe (318-357-6359), located in #111 Caspari Hall. For academic services, contact the Director of Disability Support and Tutoring, Randi Washington (318-357-5460), located in room #108C of the Watson Memorial Library.

In addition, Northwestern State University complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act. Information about NSULA campus security and crime statistics can be found at http://universitypolice.nsula.edu/annual-security-report/.