Affirmative Action

Bemidji State University is committed to Minnesota’s statewide affirmative action efforts and providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with equal opportunity and affirmative action laws.  Bemidji State University affirms that no individual shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in programs, services, and activities, or subject to harassment, on the basis of race, sex (including pregnancy), color, creed, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, or membership or activity in a local human rights commission. The prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex precludes sexual harassment, gender­-based harassment, and harassment based on pregnancy.

Bemidji State University is committed to the implementation of the affirmative action policies, programs, and procedures that ensure employment practices are free from discrimination. Employment practices include, but are not limited to the following: hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising, layoff, disciplinary action, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection for training, including apprenticeship.

Bemidji State University will provide reasonable accommodation to employees and applicants with disabilities.

Bemidji State University will actively promote a program of affirmative action, wherever minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities are underrepresented in the workforce, and work to retain all qualified, talented employees, including protected group employees.

Bemidji State University will evaluate its efforts, including those of its directors, managers, and supervisors, in promoting equal opportunity and achieving its affirmative action objectives. In addition, Bemidji State University will expect all employees to perform their job duties in a manner that promotes equal opportunity for all. It is the University’s policy to provide an employment environment free of any form of discriminatory harassment as prohibited by federal, state, and local human rights laws.