Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Policies

Emory’s Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) is designed to serve as an administrative manual for all of its various entities.  The Plan functions as a systematic approach toward the achievement of Emory’s affirmative action goals.  The goals function as flexible targets for achieving equity in the hiring and promotion of a diverse workforce, paying particular attention to race and sex.  The Plan serves as a standard by which we measure our effectiveness and a tool by which we examine our practices and procedures in ways that sustain and improve Emory’s vision of an inclusive workforce and campus.

The affirmative action year runs from November 1 to October 31 of the following year.  However, the AAP programs and goals are ongoing and valid until a new plan is distributed in the first quarter of that year.

The Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) includes all of the statistical reports and in-depth discussion of each section.  It also includes hiring procedures pertinent to supervisors and hiring officials.  It is distributed to the President, Provost, Vice Presidents and selected division and department heads.  Please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs to obtain a copy of the Affirmative Action Plan.

Statement of Affirmative Action:

The following abbreviated version of the equal opportunity policy should appear in all publications and recruitment and promotion materials:

Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran’s status, or any factor that is a prohibited consideration under applicable law and prohibits such discrimination by its students, faculty, and staff. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in use of facilities without such discrimination. The University also complies with all applicable federal and Georgia statutes and regulations prohibiting unlawful discrimination. All members of the student body, faculty, and staff are expected to assist in making this policy valid in fact. Any inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg., Suite 305, Atlanta, GA  30322. Telephone 404/727-9867 (V) 404/712-2049 (TDD).

The abbreviated affirmative action policy states (expanded affirmative action version on pages 1-2):

Emory University has an approved Affirmative Action Plan and complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran’s Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable regulations there under. Any inquiries should be directed to the Emory University Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Bldg., Suite 305, Atlanta, GA 30322. Telephone 404/727-9867 (V) 404/712-2049 (TDD).

The following affirmative action logo must appear in any recruitment announcement, job listing, or advertisement for any position, purchase request, publicity or marketing advertisements, and all printed materials distributed by Emory. The following statement is to appear on stationery:

“An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University”


“An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer”


In cases where space is to be kept to a minimum, “EEO/AA” or “EOE/AA” is acceptable.