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“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of race, color, or national origin, be exlcuded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
-Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
“Employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin is prohibited.”
-Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

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Affirmative Action & Equal Employment

Auburn University is committed to providing a working and academic environment free from prohibited discrimination and harassment and to fostering a nurturing and vibrant community founded upon the fundamental dignity and worth of all its members. Auburn University prohibits harassment of its students and employees based on protected classes and works to eliminate prohibited behavior from its academics and employment through corrective measures and education.

The Office of AA/EEO oversees compliance with federal and state laws in the areas of equal opportunity, affirmative action, harassment, and discrimination; supervision and monitoring of the AU Equal Opportunity Program; investigation of complaints of potential violations of University policies regarding equal opportunity, affirmative action, harassment, and discrimination based on protected class*; and training and outreach for the Auburn University community. Additionally, we provide guidance for promoting equal access to employment and educational opportunities. 

*Protected classes are race, color, sex (which includes sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression), religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Auburn University also prohibits retaliation against any individual for opposing a practice he/she reasonably believed to be discriminatory; for filing an internal or external complaint, grievance, or charge; or for participating in any investigation or proceeding, in accordance with Auburn University’s policies.

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Notice of Non-Discrimination

Auburn University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or age in its programs and activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Kelley Taylor
Director, AA/EEO & Title IX Coordinator
317 Foy Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
Email: titleix@auburn.edu
(334) 844-4794

Visit the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights website for further information on notice of non-discrimination, and for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Last updated: 11/27/2023