The Catholic University of America

Archived January 25, 2011

E/O Affirmative Action Policy

I. Policy

No person will be denied employment or otherwise be discriminated against at The Catholic University of America on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, personal appearance, family responsibilities, physical or mental disability, matriculation, political affiliation, or status as a Vietnam Era or disabled veteran insofar as any of these classes are defined and protected by Federal and District of Columbia laws and regulations. These laws include, but are not limited to, the Civil Rights Act of 1866; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Executive Order 11246, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as amended; the Americans With Disabilities Act; the Civil Rights Act of 1991; and the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977.

The Catholic University of America takes affirmative action to employ qualified women, minorities, disabled or Vietnam Era veterans, and handicapped individuals.


This equal opportunity policy is applicable to the following areas: employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment, advertising, or termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation or any other terms, benefits, or conditions of employment. Retaliation against complainants, alleged victims, or witnesses is prohibited. Acts of retaliation will result in disciplinary action regardless of the outcome of the underlying complaint.

The policy has the force and effect of every other policy of The Catholic University of America and is administered and enforced accordingly.