All responses to the Personal Information section are strictly optional and will no way affect the decision of whether to admit any applicant.
The University provides 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, sex, gender, sexual preference, religions, age, national origin, or disability. The University neither knowingly affiliates with nor grants recognition to any individual, group, or organization having policies that discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, gender, sexual preference, national origin, or disability, as defined by applicable laws and regulations.
Shepherd University is required by Section 904, Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972, not to deny admission on the basis of blindness or severely impaired vision; by 45 CFR 84, Subpart E, Section 84.42, and by Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1974, not to deny admission on the basis of handicap; and by 45 CFR 86, Subpart C, Section 86.21 and the Public Health Service Act (Title VII, Section 799A and Title VIII, Section 845) not to deny admission on the basis of sex. By Title VI of the Civil Rights act of 1964, no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, or national origin.
Shepherd University publishes annually an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Plan which delineates the University’s commitment to AA/EEO policies and which is available for public review. Persons interested in these policies, or with concerns or grievances related to the College’s compliance with these policies should contact the Affirmative Action Officer at Shepherd University — phone: 304-876-5288, or 1-800-344-5231, ext. 5288, or may write to: Affirmative Action Officer, Office of Human Resources, Shepherd University, P.O. Box 3210, Shepherdstown, WV 25443-3210.