Indian River State College EEOAA/Equity Mission Statement

Under the policies of Indian River State College, the College seeks to ensure equal opportunity employment and affirmative action in its educational programs, services and activities and employment policies and procedures for all without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or genetic information.


In compliance with various state and federal regulations, the District Board of Trustees of Indian River State College has approved non-discriminatory practices and policies concerning enrollment, admissions, and equal opportunity employment. This includes an Affirmative Action Program. The following laws collectively prohibit decisions that adversely affect an individual:

TITLE VII - CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 AS AMENDED: No persons shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

TITLE IX - EDUCATIONAL AMENDMENTS OF 1972: Prohibits Sex Discrimination in Education on the basis of sex in its employment practices for both academic and non-academic personnel, or in its admission of students, or in its educational programs or activities. Any inquiries concerning the applications of Title IX should be made to the Associate Dean of Human Resources or to the Equity Officers.

SECTION 504 - REHABILITATION ACT OF 1973: Prohibits discrimination against handicapped persons on the basis of handicap. The provisions of this law are equally applicable to employees, employment applicants, students, and student admissions.

THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) OF 1990: Protects persons with disabling conditions from discriminatory practices in public accommodations, employment, transportation, and telecommunications. The ADA extends the coverage of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, beyond just those programs receiving federal funding.

THE FLORIDA EDUCATIONAL EQUITY ACT, Section 1000.05, F.S.: Prohibits discrimination against students and employees in the state system of public education, on the basis of race, sex, national origin, marital status, and handicap.

Other laws and regulations with which we are in compliance are The Equal Pay Act of 1963; Executive Order No. 1246: Title VIII, Public Health Service Act; Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Florida Human Rights Act.