Affirmative Action Procedures

The College of Liberal Arts is firmly committed to a policy of affirmative action in its employment policies and to a policy of equal access in its educational programs.  After the dean has approved a search and prior to beginning each tenure-track, clinical, research faculty, or continuing lecturer search, a contact should be made with Katherine Prochno who is the liaison between the College of Liberal Arts and Purdue’s Office of Ethics and Compliance.  She will send “Faculty Search and Screen Procedures” published by the Office of Ethics and Compliance, and provide a list of the steps which must be followed in order to meet our college’s affirmative action guidelines (College of Liberal Arts Faculty Recruitment Procedures). See CLA Affirmative Action Procedures for Administrative/Professional Appointments and CLA Affirmative Action Procedures for Clerical/Service Appointments for information about how these positions are filled.  If you have questions about these procedures, contact Ms. Prochno.

Purdue University’s official policy regarding equal employment opportunity is University Policy X.2.2, “Equal Opportunity, Equal Access and Affirmative Action.”  This policy guarantees fairness in employment decisions and states that all persons have equal access to employment opportunities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, disability, or status as a veteran. If you participate in faculty searches, be sure you understand Purdue's Nondiscrimination Policy and abide by it. The College of Liberal Arts has a commitment to both the letter and the spirit of affirmative action.

The office of the Provost has established several faculty hiring initiatives to diversify Purdue’s faculty.  The Strategic Hiring Opportunity Program provides matching funds to recruit faculty members who will contribute to building a more diverse campus though their own diversity, the scholarship of diversity, or life experiences. 

The Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention provides a variety of services for partners and spouses of Purdue faculty and senior executive staff members. Additional information is available at:

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