Celebrate 50 Years
Office of Institutional Equity

Policies & Procedures

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

Statement of Principles and Values

IPFW is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect among its members; and encourages each individual to strive to reach his or her own potential. In pursuit of its goal of academic excellence, IPFW seeks to develop and nurture its diversity. The University believes that diversity among its many members strengthens the institution, stimulates creativity, promotes the exchange of ideas, and enriches campus life. IPFW views, evaluates, and treats all persons in any University related activity or circumstance in which they may be involved solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.

Statement of Policy

IPFW does not condone and will not tolerate discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, disability, status as a  veteran, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. IPFW promotes policies and programs to ensure that all persons have equal access to its employment opportunities. All aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, professional development, tenure, promotion, compensation, and separations, are administered in accordance with the above Statement of Principles and Values. IPFW also promotes the full realization of equal employment opportunity through a comprehensive affirmative action program applying to all units.