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EEO Statements

Federal law requires that Norfolk State University show its commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action in all recruiting announcements and advertisements. This requirement applies at all department, division, and university-wide levels.

Norfolk State's EO/AA Statement must appear on all print and online versions of university publications that are made available to students, employees, applicants, program participants, and the general public. The statement should be positioned in a prominent location -- usually near the front or back cover of a document, or immediately before or after an ad. For publications that invite participation or attendance at an event, additional information regarding disability accommodations must also be included.


Here are some examples of publications that must contain the statement:

  • Applications
  • Brochures
  • Handbooks
  • Job postings
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Posters
  • Stationery

Below you will find the short, medium, and long versions of Norfolk State's EO/AA statements, along with guidelines on which version to use for your publication.


Short

For posters, stationery, and publications with significant space limitations:

  • EO/AA/Disability/Veteran Employer
     

For position advertisements:

  • Norfolk State University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

or

  • EO/AA/Disability/Veteran Employer

Medium

For annual reports, magazines, brochures, and newsletters:

  • Norfolk State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Virgina State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Norfolk State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Inquiries should be directed to the Office of Institutional Equity, Room 137 Wood Science Bldg, Norfolk, VA 23405. Telephone: 757-823-9084.

If the publication invites participation or attendance, include the following sentences regarding disability accommodations:

  • Should you need this document in an alternate format, or require a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services at 757-823-8325 or email dmjackson@nsu.edu. Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.

Long

For application forms, job postings, student/employee handbooks, and catalogs:

  • Norfolk State University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Norfolk State University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Norfolk State University 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 executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Norfolk State University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Norfolk State University the Office of Institutional Equity, Room 137 Wood Science Bldg, Norfolk, VA 23405. Telephone: 757-823-9084.

 

For job postings, please add the following sentences regarding reasonable accommodations:

  • Norfolk State University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services at 757-823-8325 or email dmjackson@nsu.edu. Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.