Brown University has distinguished itself as an institution committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and the principles of affirmative action. The University endorses the goals of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action as stated by the University’s published Corporation Statement on Nondiscrimination:

Brown University does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or sex, except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification. The University will develop and from time to time update an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with the program. The University will request and expect its agents and those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitments of this important program.

The purpose of Brown University’s affirmative action program is to create and implement a set of positive steps to promote equal employment opportunity, and to eliminate unlawful discrimination. It includes expanded outreach, recruitment, mentoring, training, management development, and other programs designed to help Brown hire, retain, and advance qualified workers from diverse backgrounds.

Action Plans

The following plans for affirmative action outline strategies for compliance with nondiscrimination and diversity objectives:

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