Affirmative Action Plan

It is the policy of Sonoma State University (hereon referred to as the University) to support an environment free of unlawful discrimination in any of the University's programs or activities of education and employment. Accordingly, discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual assault), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, medical condition and covered veteran status is prohibited. Under this policy, no person shall be treated differently and/or excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination in any of the University's programs or activities, including admissions, access, and employment. Acts of discrimination interfere with a student's or an employee's work or educational performance and create an atmosphere of intimidation, low morale and hostility that the University will not tolerate.

Students, staff, faculty and administrators are regularly informed of the University's policies and procedures regarding discrimination and sexual harassment/sexual assault policies and complaint procedures. In addition, all supervisors are regularly informed of their responsibility regarding complaints made against those whom they supervise.

Equal employment and educational opportunity are observed in the administration, housing, and education of students; in policies governing programs and extracurricular activities; and in the employment of faculty, staff and students. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, administrators, and students to mirror the increasing diversity of the State of California.

The President has designated Jeff Banks, AVP for Administration and Finance, Human Resources, Salazar-2077, 707-664-4265, as the individual who will receive all informal and formal complaints related to discrimination and sexual harassment/sexual assault. This campus officer has responsibility for ensuring compliance with federal, state and California State University systemwide regulations prohibiting discrimination.

The University's 2020/2021 Affirmative Action Plan can also be viewed in the Human Resources office, please email ERC to request appointment.

CSU Executive Order 1088 Systemwide Guidelines for Affirmative Action Programs in Employment