Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

What Does It Mean?

Equal Employment Opportunity is designed to guarantee the rights of protected groups under the Civil Rights Laws and address terms and conditions of employment. The College's Nondiscrimination Policy states that the College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides assistance in ensuring equal opportunity to all faculty, staff and students, and is the liaison for local, state and federal compliance agencies. Affirmative Action remedies past discrimination by setting up action oriented programs for the integration of qualified women and minorities in the workforce. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion assists departments in identifying and recruiting qualified minorities and women and monitors departmental progress towards achieving equal employment opportunity.

Affirmative Action Statement

Community College of Philadelphia is committed to the principles of equal employment and equal education opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, ancestry, creed, national origin, age, sexual orientation, religion, sex, genetic information, gender identification, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era, except where gender is a bona fide occupational requirement or where disability is a bona fide occupational disqualification.

Community College of Philadelphia is committed to achieving a diverse work force reflective of the communities it serves. This diversity will be accomplished through the College's Affirmative Action Plan and practices which encourage employees to develop their capabilities as part of careers at the College.

The College is committed to an outreach program designed to make information about employment opportunities known to diverse communities and to a welcoming environment where diversity is a source of institutional strength and advancement.

This statement is founded on the firm belief that fulfillment of employment and education objectives must be a function of each individual’s abilities. Successful attainment of affirmative action goals and support plans are considered essential to the fundamental mission of Community College of Philadelphia. In making this statement, the College recognizes both a moral and legal responsibility.

Any questions regarding this statement should be directed to Leila Lawrence, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Title IX Coordinator. The Office is located in M2-3 and the phone number is 215-751-8036.