Affirmative Action

It is the policy of Western Washington University, as a Federal contractor, to develop and implement written Affirmative Action compliance programs in order to assure applicants and employees the right to equal employment opportunities. Pursuant to the University's policies on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation, Implementing our Affirmative Action Program and in accordance with applicable State and Federal law, the University will not engage in discriminatory practices against any person employed or seeking employment because of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, or genetic information.

2016 Affirmative Action Program (AAP)

The full AAP for Women & Minorities, as well as for Protected Veterans and People with Disabilities, is available for inspection by any applicant or employee upon request and may be viewed during normal work hours at Western Washington University's Equal Opportunity Office, located at Old Main 345; at Western's Office of Human Resources, located on the second floor of the Humanities Building; or at Western's Wilson Library in Special Collections.

Summary of Faculty & Staff Demographics

Employee demographics contained in the 2016 AAP for Women and Minorities (as of 10/31/2015):

Number of WWU women and minority employees by faculty and staff, as of October 31, 2015

Source of Data: HR - Data includes persons employed at any FTE

1Minority women count as both women and minorities. Minority includes those individuals who identified within the Federal guideline categories as American Indian or Alaskan Native; Asian; Black or African American; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; or Two or More Races/Ethnicities.

2Includes tenure track and non-tenure track faculty.


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