The Office of Social Equity/Affirmative Action
The office of Affirmative Action was established in July 1974 as part of the university’s adherence to the principles and practices of equal opportunity through affirmative action.
The Director of Social Equity/Affirmative Action has the title of Assistant to the President and reports directly to the President. The director is responsible for the social equity programs in all areas of the university community.
The Lock Haven University Affirmative Action Plan commits the university to upholding four basic social equity principles:
Lock Haven University, as an equal opportunity employer, is committed to policies and practices which do not discriminate and are not in violation of applicable laws, executive orders and regulations regarding equal opportunity and non-discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sex, or status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including but not limited to recruitment, selection and assignment.
The university is committed to the concept of affirmative action to accelerate the achievement of equal employment opportunity for minority groups, women, the disabled, and veterans as described in federal and state laws and regulations.
Growth and development of social equity in the university depends upon the quality and commitment of its faculty, staff and students. Affirmative Action must encompass the development of a perspective that will enable the university to carry out its mission. The university recognizes the importance of role modeling in the preparation of students for successful competition with graduates of colleges and universities throughout the United States. It also recognizes that Lock Haven University graduates must meet national and local leadership needs and find personal life satisfaction through a widened horizon of understanding and service.
The Affirmative Action program of Lock Haven University includes a commitment to an overall program to achieve equal opportunity by increasing the supply of qualified or qualifiedly minority, female, disabled and veteran candidates for employment and as students.