Employee Handbook

3.1 Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity

This is to affirm Macalester College's policy of providing Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action to all staff employees and applicants for Employment.

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and in pursuing Macalester College’s own goals of diversity and inclusion, College employees shall not discriminate on the grounds of sex, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local commission dealing with discrimination issues, family genetics and medical history, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and status with regard to public assistance in employment policies and practices, education, and all other areas of the College. This policy applies to all employment practices and terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to promotions, transfers, compensation, terminations, training and participation in College sponsored benefits or programs.

Macalester does not discriminate on the basis of sex. According to Title IX, sexual harassment and sexual violence are types of sex discrimination and are prohibited behavior at Macalester. This applies to conduct on and off campus and protects students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus.

  • The Vice President for Student Affairs serves as the Title IX Officer and may be reached at 651-696-6220 or hamre@macalester.edu
  • The Associate Athletic Director serves as the Deputy Officer responsible for gender equity in athletics and may be reached at 651-696-6736 or seljeskog@macalester.edu
  • The Dean of Students is the Deputy Officer responsible for the grievance procedure and sex discrimination investigations and may be reached at 651-696-6220 or hoppe@macalester.edu

The College's voluntary Affirmative Action program ensures employment policies and recruitment practices that focus on inclusion and representation of women, people of color, and other protected classes who have been historically underrepresented. The Affirmative Action program fosters support for multiculturalism and internationalism, two core values of the College. Recruitment policies and practices support the mission of Multiculturalism at Macalester.

Macalester College will commit the necessary time and resources, both financial and human, to achieve the goals of Equal Employment Opportunity and the voluntary Affirmative Action Program.

Macalester College will evaluate the performance of its management and supervisory personnel on the basis of their involvement in achieving these Affirmative Action objectives, as well as other established criteria. Any employee of this organization who does not comply with the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policies and Procedures set forth in this Statement and Plan will be subject to disciplinary action.

Macalester College has appointed the following position as Staff Affirmative Action Officer:

The Talent Acquisition Manager
Employment Services Department
Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105

The Staff Affirmative Action Officer’s responsibilities will include monitoring andimplementing all Equal Employment Opportunity activities and reporting the effectiveness of the voluntary affirmative action program. The President of Macalester College will receive and review reports on the progress of the program. Any staff employee or applicant for staff employment who believe he or she has been discriminated against should promptly contact the Staff Affirmative Action Officer at 651-696-6284. The College will not retaliate or discriminate against anyapplicant or employee because he or she has filed a complaint of employment discrimination or testified, assisted or participated in any manner in an investigation, proceeding or hearing related to such complaints. Reports of potential discrimination will be kept confidential to the extent possible, consistent with the need for a thorough investigation.