Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy Statement Please note that this policy may change at a later date. Questions about these policies may be directed to the Chief Academic Officer and Provost, who serves as the Title IX coordinator, at 1-651-213-4746 or to The Office of Civil Rights at The U.S. Department of Education. Employment The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation practices a policy of non-discrimination in recruiting, hiring, and promoting of all its employees, both faculty and staff. It is committed to administering all personnel actions—demotion, transfer, use of facilities, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff, or termination—without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veterans’ status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, political affiliation, or physical, mental, or medical disability unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved with the job. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation actively supports an affirmative action program in order to provide equal employment and educational opportunity in all areas: academic, support, and instruction. Educational Programs and Activities It is the policy of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation that no person in the United States shall be discriminated against because of race, creed, religion, age, color, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veterans’ status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, or political belief or affiliation, and that equal opportunity and access to facilities shall be available to all. The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is required not to discriminate in this manner under Title IX. This policy is particularly applicable in the admission of students in all colleges and in their academic pursuits. It also is applicable in Foundation-owned housing, in food services, extra-curricular activities, and all other student services. It is a guiding policy in the employment of students either by the Foundation or by non-Foundation employers through and in the employment of faculty and staff. Minnesota State Policy Against Discrimination It is the policy of this state to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, the presence of any mental or physical disability, status with regards to marriage or public assistance, or participation in lawful activity off the employer’s premises during nonworking hours that is not in direct conflict with the essential business-related interests of the employer; to prevent and eliminate discrimination in employment relations, public accommodations, housing, state and local government services, and credit transactions; and to deter those who aid, abet, or induce discrimination, or coerce others to discriminate. Statement of Institutional Diversity and Pluralism The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation takes pride in its mission to meet the individual and group needs of a diverse and pluralistic society through education, research, and service. The people served by and associated with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation vary widely; all must be valued for the richness their different cultures, heritages, perspectives, and ideas bring to this community. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is, in part, a conduit through which individual perspectives and global interrelationships are enhanced by learning and teaching environment that is aware of and sensitive to the diversity of its constituents. Diversity in the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is constituted by the full participation of persons of different racial and ethnic orientation; of persons with disabilities; and of people from other countries. Policies and procedures of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation oblige its students, faculty, staff, and alumni to foster the awareness and sensitivity necessary for acceptance and understanding of all people in society. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation strongly disapproves and disavows acts of racism, sexism, bigotry, harassment, and violence in any form and actively uses its human and other resources to provide opportunities for its constituents and public to learn and appreciate the values of a diverse and multicultural world.