Office of Equity, Access and Inclusion
Welcome to the Office of Equity, Access & Inclusion at Austin Peay State University. The mission of this Office is to coordinate and help lead institutional efforts toward creating and maintaining a campus environment that serves the needs of all students by being diverse, inclusive, pluralistic and not only free from discrimination and harassment but hospitable.
It is the objective of Austin Peay State University to provide campus members with educational opportunities to achieve their fullest potential, both as individuals and as members of society. It is therefore imperative that artificial barriers to achievement be eliminated and that the only limits placed on the potential of individuals are those of their own abilities. The University is committed to a nondiscriminatory philosophy that extends to all constituents. In its educational activities, all are treated equally without regard to race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, age or status as a covered veteran.
To ensure the realization of this goal and be supportive of its educational philosophy, the University has developed a plan for providing equal employment opportunity, as well as affirmative action for protected classes. For this plan to be effective, management at all levels must make positive contributions to implementing it. This affirmative action plan commits the University to comply with all pertinent legislation, regulations, and executive orders in providing affirmative action, as well as equal employment opportunity, without regard to race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, age or status as a covered veteran.
Austin Peay State University (APSU) does not discriminate against students, employees, or applicants for admission or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, age, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or any other legally protected class with respect to all employment, programs and activities sponsored by APSU. Inquiries or complaints regarding the non-discrimination policies, including Title IX complaints, should be directed to the following people: