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Affirmative Action Statement

Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) is committed to promoting equal educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, religion, or membership or activity in a local human rights commission.

Discrimination, and the prejudice from which it results, may be deeply ingrained within our culture. Attempts to merely prevent discrimination can result in the implementation of superficial equality. While such practices may meet the letter of the law, they do not meet the spirit of federal and state legislation or the courts' interpretation of these mandates.

Anoka-Ramsey strives to implement policies and programs that aid in overcoming the effects of past discrimination in regard to all of the protected groups. Affirmative action must occur, not only in the employment phase of its operation, but also within its internal organizational structure and in its educational programs. Since employment and education outcomes may be intertwined, we will make a special effort to promote the presence of both male and female roles of varying racial and ethnic backgrounds and disabilities in order to develop in employees the multi cultural attitudes and awareness which our laws intend to promote.

This plan outlines the goals through which the Anoka-Ramsey Community College affirmative action policies will be implemented. The college will aggressively attempt to eliminate workforce disparity and to promote genuine equal educational and employment attitudes and opportunities.


Aligned Affirmative Action Plan FY 2014-2016