Whitman College is building a diverse academic community of highly qualified students, faculty, and staff. Diversity is fundamentally important to the character and mission of Whitman College. Diversity enriches our community and enhances intellectual and personal growth.

The College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

This policy does not permit or require the lowering of bona fide job requirements or qualification standards to give preference to any employee or applicant for employment. The College will take positive measures in accordance with prevailing law to increase the diversity of the applicant pool. This may include identifying referral services specializing in candidates who may contribute to the diversity of the College, requesting voluntary and anonymous data on candidate searches and asking candidates to address (either verbally or in writing) the importance of diversity and the contributions they can make to the core value of diversity at Whitman College.