Affirmative Action Policy
The Affirmative Action policies of the University state in part:
The Management of Saint Louis University views Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity as a major policy commitment and an important management goal. Thus, it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and in all ways provide fair treatment on the basis of merit without regard to: race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age or veteran status.
All University policies, practices and procedures are administered in a manner consistent with our Catholic, Jesuit identity. In addition, it is our intent to administer our various personnel programs, such as compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, returns from layoff, Saint Louis University sponsored training, education, and social activities, in such a manner as to eliminate any practices which might directly or indirectly exclude any employee from deriving benefit from them.
Considerations of diversity take on special urgency for those whose professional life will involve public service. The Department of Political Science, through its various degree programs, educates students who will be political leaders, city managers, not for profit agency directors, policymakers, urban planners, and public servants. In order to fulfill these roles and effectively serve various constituencies, students in our degree programs must be culturally competent across a diverse set of propulations. Diversity in our faculty, staff, student body, and administration is essential to achieve this educational goal.
To ensure fulfillment of this educational goal, the Department of Political Science follows these procedures: