SEAS’s mission requires that our faculty, students, and staff have contact with and understand a broad array of ideas and insights. One crucial element involves attracting superlative people from diverse backgrounds and traditions who vary by their race and ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, culture, religion, and physical and mental abilities. A second essential ingredient is the creation and maintenance of an atmosphere that welcomes new ideas – even unpopular and controversial ones – and encourages an effective and active exchange of views in an environment of mutual respect.
SEAS works affirmatively to recruit a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff. It is committed to increasing the numbers of underrepresented minorities, particularly women and people of color. It will work to ensure that our appointments and selection procedures consciously identify and evaluate a people from underrepresented groups. We will also strive to remove sources of unconscious bias, and will seek to correct situations where full and open exchange of ideas has been limited.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University endorses the goals of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action as supportive of University values and of the values of a democratic and pluralistic society.
Diversity within the University community advances the academic purposes of the University, and an affirmative action policy is essential to achieving such diversity.
The University is also required to meet affirmative action program requirements established for contractors by the federal government and monitored by the Department of Labor.
Such programs provide a mechanism for monitoring University personnel policies to ensure equal employment, as well as a means for locating and eliminating any deficiencies in relevant areas of employment.
Read the Reaffirmation of the University's Policy Concerning Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity
Personnel Manuals and Agreements
- Administrative/Professional Staff and Non-Bargaining Unit Support Staff - Personnel Manual
- Harvard Union of Clerical and Technical Workers (HUCTW) - Personnel Manual and Agreement