4100 Equal Employment Opportunity Affirmative Action Policy

Original Date: 11/8/1988 * Last Revision Effective: 4/7/2015
Policy Contact: Vice President, Human Resources


Bellevue College is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination to applicants and employees without regard to race or ethnicity; creed; color; national origin; sex; marital status; sexual orientation; age; religion; genetic information; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; or whether a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. The college is equally committed to take affirmative action to increase the numbers of Asians, Blacks, Hispanics, Native Americans, women, persons between the ages of 40 and 70, persons of disability, and disabled and Vietnam-era veterans in positions where it is determined they are underutilized. The college will make every effort to eliminate barriers to equal employment opportunity encountered by these protected group members and improve employment opportunities available to underutilized groups. The following are specific goals within the policy:

  • The college will recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job classifications solely upon their qualifications and ability or potential ability to do the job, and shall consider race; religion; genetic information; color; national origin; sex; age; physical, mental, or sensory disability; or whether a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era only when such is a bona fide occupational qualification.
  • All other personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, layoffs, return from layoffs, terminations, college-sponsored training, education, tuition assistance, and social and recreational programs will be administered without regard to race, religion, genetic information, color, national origin, sex, age, physical or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or whether a disabled veteran or a veteran of the Vietnam era.
  • Numerical goals will be set in areas where protected classes are determined to be underutilized. The college will make every good faith effort to meet these goals within the timetables set for them.

The president is charged with the overall responsibility for assuring that the equal employment opportunity/affirmative action policy is administered effectively and is granted the authority to exercise the responsibility. It is incumbent upon each member of the Bellevue College faculty, administration, and staff to make a good faith effort in the execution of this policy.

Revision History

Original 11/8/1988
Revision 5/21/2009; 9/14/2010; 4/7/2015

Approved By

Board of Trustees
President’s Cabinet

Last Updated April 7, 2015