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Policy Title: Equal Opportunity Statement

Boise State University Policy #1070
Effective February 17, 1986
Revised July 1, 1995
July 1, 1997
January 1, 2012
July 2015

Describes the university’s equal opportunity policy.

Additional Authority:
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title I and Title V of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Equal Pay Act of 1963
Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Executive Order 13672

Applies to all University faculty, staff, and students.

Responsible Party:
Office of Institutional Compliance and Ethics, 426-1258
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer, 426-1258


  • I. Policy Statement
  • Boise State University is an equal opportunity employer and educator. The University believes that commitment to fairness and respect for all creates an environment that is conducive to the free and open exchange of ideas.
  • Boise State University is committed to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants for employment as provided for by federal, state and local law. The University endeavors to recruit, hire, train, and promote employees in all job titles in accordance with the University’s Affirmative Action Program. All other personnel actions are administered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status as protected under applicable federal, state or local law.
  • Boise State University prohibits discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or, sexual orientation, except as allowed by federal, state or local law, in any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, and other aspects of its educational programs and in allowing access to University services, facilities or activities.
  • II. Affirmative Action Plan
  • In addition to providing equal opportunity, the University has specific legal obligations as a recipient of federal funding and as a federal contractor. These obligations include the development and implementation of an Affirmative Action Plan. Under the Affirmative Action Plan, the University makes good faith efforts to employ women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans.
  • The University president and vice presidents are responsible for overseeing the implementation of policy and the University’s Affirmative Action Plan. The equal employment opportunity/ affirmative action director is responsible for monitoring University practices and procedures to ensure compliance with the policy and federal, state, and local laws