Policy on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION UPDATE

Following further assessment of the needed repairs, Fairmont State's campus will remain OPEN on Sunday, Jan. 26. Campus will be CLOSED on Monday, Jan. 27. Classes will resume at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. The dining hall will serve meals for the students who live on campus from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and from 4 to 6 p.m. for dinner. The Ruth Ann Musick Library will be closed.

Some personnel necessary to the operation of the University, including those who work in the Physical Plant, Dining Services, the Falcon Center and Public Safety, are considered essential employees and are expected to report to work. 

Students are advised to check Blackboard and Moodle for messages from faculty. Additional emergency or closing announcements will be communicated through the myFairmontState Emergency Notification system, in addition to the Fairmont State web site, social media outlets and media announcements.

The gas leak has been contained. There is no risk for explosion and no concern for campus safety. 

Fairmont State University is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Institution. In compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the West Virginia Human Rights Act, Title IX (Educational Amendments of 1972), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, all as amended, and the other applicable laws and regulations, the institution provides equal opportunity to all prospective and current members of the student body, faculty, and staff on the basis of individual qualifications and merit without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, age, height, weight, religion, creed, genetic information, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression/association as identified and defined by law in employment, admissions, and educational programs and activities.

Fairmont State University neither affiliates knowingly with nor grants recognition to an individual, group or organization having policies that discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, height, weight, religion, creed, genetic information, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression/association as identified and defined by law in employment, admissions, educational programs, and activities.

Further inquiries may be directed to the Director of Affirmative Action, who is the Section 504 and Title IX Coordinator, located in Room 324 Hardway Hall, telephone (304) 367-4386, or the Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinator, located in the Turley Student Services Center, (304) 367-4686.