As part of Vanderbilt's commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action as well as in response to legal mandates, university policy requires that a complete EEO/AA statement be affixed to all official publications that describe university services, programs and activities. An abridged statement may be substituted on newsletters, posters, flyers, or brochures when additional information is available in a publication that does carry the full statement. Job advertisements may use an even shorter version. These statements are printed here for your information. They should be used without modification. If you have any questions regarding their use, please call the Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services Department at 322-4705(V/TDD).
Title IX Dissemination of policy regulation 34 CFR 106.9 refers to the non-discrimination statement that must be included in any publication used for the purpose of recruiting students or employees and also requires the non-discrimination statement to include the name and/or title, address and contact information for the Title IX Coordinator. Other regulations e.g. section 503, Title VI, require the name and contact information for person/s responsible for responding to discrimination complaints be included in the non-discrimination statement when used in publications intended for the recruitment of students and employees.
Full statement for official university publications:
“In compliance with federal law, including the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990,the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Executive Order 11246, the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 as amended by the Jobs for Veterans Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, as amended, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, Vanderbilt University does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of their race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, military service, covered veterans status, or genetic information in its administration of educational policies, programs, or activities; admissions policies; scholarship and loan programs; athletic or other university-administered programs; or employment. In addition,the university does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of their gender expression consistent with the university’s nondiscrimination policy. Inquiries or complaints should be directed to Anita J. Jenious, J.D., Director and Title IX Coordinator; the Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, and Disability Services Department; Baker Building; PMB 401809, 2301 Vanderbilt Place; Nashville, TN 37240-1809. Telephone (615) 322-4705 (V/TDD); FAX (615) 343-4969.”
Abridged statement for newsletters, posters, flyers, or brochures that carry the full statement within the publication:
“Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.”
Statement for job advertisements:
“Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply."
Statement for university letterhead:
Although not required by policy, use of the job advertisement statement on university stationery is encouraged. Because the words Vanderbilt University already appear on the letterhead, the phrase “An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer” across the bottom of the stationery is sufficient.