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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement for Publications

Federal laws and regulations require the university to include equal opportunity (non-discrimination) and reasonable accommodation statements on materials made available to students, applicants, employees, program participants, and the public. Publications should include one of the following versions of the equal opportunity statement. When inviting participation at an event or activity, a reasonable accommodation statement is also required. Print and digital publications that must include a version of the statement include unit/college and university-wide catalogs, handbooks, applications, magazines, newsletters, brochures, posters, and job announcements. Additionally, all electronic job ads must include a link to the position announcement on the Virginia Tech website, which contains instructions for requesting disability accommodations.

Version one

For use in job advertisements and recruitment materials for employment and publications without significant space limitations.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Version two

For use in position announcements or publications with space limitations.

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination or accessibility should contact the Office for Equity and Accessibility at equityandaccess@vt.edu or 540-231-2010.

Version three

For use on university letterhead and in newspaper and journal position advertisements and other printed materials where space is very tight.

Virginia Tech is an EEO/AA (including individuals with disabilities and veterans) employer.

OR

Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. (Use on letterhead.)

OR

Virginia Tech is an EEO/AA employer.

Reasonable accommodation statement

For use with events or activities where participation is invited.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact (Insert department contact’s name) at (insert department’s contact’s email address and phone number) during regular business hours at least 10 days prior to the event.