EO/AA Templates for Publications

Equal Opportunity Guidelines Overview

Federal laws require Western to include equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation statements in print and online versions of University publications or events that are made available to students, applicants, employees, program participants and the public.  Publications that must include an equal opportunity statement include departmental, division, and University-wide catalogs, handbooks, applications, magazines, newsletters, brochures, posters, and job advertisements.

Planning a Virtual Event?

Just like all in-person events, announcements or invitations to virtual events should include an equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation statement. Departments may develop their statements in consideration of the publication's character limit and preference for advance notice. Use the first two templates below when creating your EO, reasonable accommodation statement for your upcoming virtual events.

For print/digital publications (brochures, magazines, annual reports) or events without character limits:

(For use in most other publications where long form statement is not required. The last two sentences, regarding disability accommodation, need to be included only if the publication invites participation or attendance.)

Western Washington University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities.  Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, WWU, Old Main 345, MS 9021, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); crtc@wwu.edu.

To request this document in an alternate format, please contact [name and/or title, department, phone, TTY (if available), and email]. For disability accommodation, please contact [insert appropriate office]. [Insert desired advance notice, 3 days to one week is preferable] advance notice appreciated.  (7/2013 version)

For print/digital publications or events with character limits and where participation attendance is invited:

WWU is an equal opportunity institution.  For disability accommodation, please contact [department name, phone, TTY (if available), and email]. [Insert time frame] advance notice is appreciated.

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AA/EO.  For disability accommodation, please contact [department name, phone, TTY (if available), and email]. [Insert desired advance notice, 3 days to one week is preferable] advanced notice is appreciated.

For print/digital catalogs, handbooks, or application forms:

Western Washington University (WWU), in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.  Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345, MS 9021, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); crtc@wwu.edu.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request an accommodation, please contact [insert appropriate office ].  [Insert desired notice, 3 days to one week is preferable] advance notice appreciated. To request this document in an alternate format, please contact [name and/or title, department, phone, TTY (if available), and email].  (7/2013 version)

For print/digital job advertisements and recruitment materials for employment:

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay); crtc@wwu.edu.

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report: This report is provided pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("The Clery Act"). It includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on Western's campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Western; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report in printed or alternate formats by contacting the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment and Student Services at vpsa.office@wwu.edu. The report can be found at: Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (PDF).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.

For print/digital job advertisements with significant character limits:

(All electronic job ads must provide a link to the position announcement on the WWU website, which contains instructions for requesting disability accommodations.)

WWU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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WWU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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WWU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

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EOE, including disability/vet

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AA/EO