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AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY

GeorgiaHighlands College, a unit of the University System of Georgia under the jurisdiction of the Board of Regents, was established to provide opportunities for the physical, intellectual, and cultural development of the people in the community it serves.  The offerings of the College are determined by available resources and are governed by policies established by the Board of Regents.

Georgia Highlands College is committed to the principle of affirmative action, and shall provide equal opportunity for all otherwise qualified students, employees, and applicants without regard to their race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, or to their status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era Veteran in its recruitment, admissions, employment, facility and program access or services.

GeorgiaHighlands Collegeis in compliance with all applicable laws dealing with affirmative action and equal opportunity including Title VIII of the Civil Rights Acts, Executive Order 11246, The Equal Pay Act, The Rehabilitation Act and the Vietnam-Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act.

GeorgiaHighlands College is committed to implementation of applicable measures set forth in the Georgia Desegregation Plan of October 6, 1983 and subsequent agreement by the Board of Regents of the University of Georgia.  Georgia Highlands College’s affirmative action plan is intended to be consistent with Georgia Highlands College’s goal of academic excellence and to improve the relative position of minorities and women on the Georgia Highlands College Faculty and Staff.

The Affirmative Action Officer at Georgia Highlands College is the Director of Human Resources.  He reports directly to the President and has been assigned responsibility and authority for the program.

Page last updated: March 10, 2010