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Diversity in Employment

In conjunction with Fontbonne University’s mission, vision, values, strategy and goals, diversity naturally carries over into employment and human resources. Our diversity efforts are supported by underlying policies, practices and communications aimed at attracting and retaining a qualified and diverse workforce. Fontbonne will continue to seek creative avenues to drive diversity in employment practices both internally and externally consistent with university wide initiatives.

Fontbonne embraces a culture of non-discrimination, and it is the policy of Fontbonne University to afford equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals, regardless of their race, color, religion, age, gender, gender orientation, national or ethnic origin, or disability and to conform to all applicable state and federal laws and regulations. In keeping with the intent of this policy, the University will adhere to the following practices:

  • Recruitment, hiring and promotion of individuals in all job classifications will be conducted without regard to color, race, age, gender, gender orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability or religion.
  • All other personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, training and development, educational assistance, and social and recreational programs will be administered without regard to race, color, age, gender, gender orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability or religion.

The full text of Fontbonne’s Equal Opportunity policies can be found in Section 2.1 of our online policy manual.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Fontbonne University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in employment or in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, educational programs, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other programs and activities. Furthermore, Fontbonne University prohibits retaliation against anyone who either opposes unlawful discrimination, assists or participates in an investigation of a complaint of discrimination, or exercises that person’s rights under any law that forbids discrimination.

The Fontbonne University coordinators for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination are:

Vice President for Finance and Administration
Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 719-8017
Fax: (314) 719-8023

Director of Academic Services
Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 719-3627
Fax: (314) 719-3614

Questions about this non-discrimination policy and any complaints of discrimination shall be directed to either of these coordinators.

Fontbonne University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Public Law 93-380, as amended.