4.1.3 Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware is committed to assuring equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, sexual preference, age, religion, national origin, disability or veteran status, or membership or nonmembership in the AAUP, in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment practices. The University has developed a three-step Affirmative Action plan to rectify imbalances of opportunity that still exist despite a policy of nondiscrimination. The first step is to reassert the principle of equal employment opportunity in statements and advertisements to the effect that "The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity employer that encourages applications from qualified minority groups and women." (Rev. 10/1/90)
The second is to reaffirm that those private organizations, such as contractors or subcontractors doing business with the University or those firms recruiting through the University, shall not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, handicapped or veteran status.
The third is to develop and implement an affirmative action plan designed to improve the proportion of minority and women employees in the University's work force in general and in management and faculty positions in particular.