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Equal Employment Opportunity/
Affirmative Action

Augustana College strives to create and maintain an educational environment where all individuals are treated with respect. The College is committed to providing equal opportunities for access to and participation in its programs and services, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age or disability, except that, as an institution of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the College reserves the right to use a qualification based on religion if such qualification is related to a bona fide religious purpose or is otherwise permitted by applicable law.

The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and other applicable laws providing for nondiscrimination against individuals with disabilities.

We consider each person as an individual -- not as a member of any group -- in decisions to hire, promote, transfer, or terminate employment.

There is a written Affirmative Action Program describing how Augustana works to achieve these goals. This program is designed to ensure appropriate representation of qualified women and minorities on the staff to meet federal, state, and local requirements.

While Affirmative Action cannot guarantee anyone's career progress, it does insure that fair and objective means exist to provide equal career advancement opportunities for everyone.