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Nondiscrimination Policy

ACHE will provide an educational and working environments that ensures equal opportunity for all students, faculty, administrators, and staff in recruitment, admissions, hiring, promotion, and employment retention. In accordance with federal and state law, the ACHE will prohibit unlawful discrimination based on any protected class, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability, military and veteran’s status and any other characteristic protected under applicable ACHE policy, state or federal law/executive orders, regulations, and/or local ordinances.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

ACHE will provide equal opportunity for all students, staff, and faculty and to nondiscrimination in the recruitment, admission, and retention of students and the recruitment, hiring, promotion, and retention of faculty and staff. Its employment and educational policies comply with the requirements applicable to equal opportunity/affirmative action laws, directives, executive orders, and regulations to the effect that no person at ACHE shall, on the basis of any protected class status, including but not limited to, race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, or military and veteran’s status be subjected to discrimination.

All members of the ACHE community bear responsibility for compliance with the equal opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination policies disseminated through the current ACHE publications, including, but not limited to, the ACHE Policy Manual, ACHE Employee Handbook, ARCOM Student Handbook & Academic Catalog, ACHE Faculty Handbook, ACHE Student Handbook, MSB Student Handbook & Academic Catalog, ARCOM Clinical Training Manual, and the handbooks of each ACHE program.

Diversity Policy

The ACHE embraces a commitment to create and sustain an environment that values a variety of perspectives and experiences. The ACHE actively promotes an inclusive environment in which all students, faculty, and staff can work, learn, teach, research, and serve. Diversity is essential to fulfilling our mission of improving the health of the population of Arkansas and others whom we serve and in achieving our vision.

ACHE diversity encompasses the dimensions of sex, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, gender, religion, creed, national origin, military status, and geographic origin. ACHE has a particular focus on enhancing the participation of individuals who are committed to serving underserved populations and geographic locations in and around Arkansas through education, research, service, and clinical practice. The local and regional communities are important partners with ACHE and all of its divisions and are critical to the success of the school’s diversity. ACHE selects and seeks to recruit and retain individuals for admission, employment, or appointment on the basis of individual capability and potential for contribution to our mission of teaching, healing, and discovery. In creating a diverse and inclusive community we recognize the importance of age, creed, physical ability, gender identity, gender expression, sex, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, language, culture, socio-economic status, spiritual practice, political ideology, national origin, and military and veteran status but these criteria are not used in distinguishing among applicants, students, residents, staff, or faculty.

Title IX

ACHE Title IX Coordinator
Laurel McIntosh, Sr. Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
Send an Email
479-308-2200
Office of Student Affairs; First Floor, ARCOM Building

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