Affirmative Action

Equal Opportunity

Bluefield State College, as a federal contractor, is committed to the letter and the spirit of the law regarding affirmative action in employment. 

Federal regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. These regulations require that federal contractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. 

Moreover, Bluefield State College provides equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, political belief or affiliation, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity and expression, and veteran status.  The College extends the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action not only to employment-related polices, but also to the selection and treatment of independent contractors, personnel working on College premises and any other persons or firms doing business with the College.

For additional information, please refer to the following Bluefield State College resources:

Affirmative Action Plan

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy

Harassment Policy