Columbia Theological Seminary adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in private institutions of higher education. The Seminary will not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student or applicant for admission on the basis of race, religion, nationality, hearing status, personal appearance, color, sex, pregnancy, political affiliation, source of income, place of business, residence, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, physical or mental disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, veteran or military status (including special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran, or recently separated veteran), predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law, including protections for those opposing discrimination or participating in any resolution process on campus or within the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or other human rights agencies.
This policy covers nondiscrimination in employment and in access to educational opportunities. Therefore, any member of the campus community who acts to deny, deprive or limit the educational, employment, residential and/or social access, benefits and/or opportunities of any member of the campus community, guest or visitor on the basis of their actual or perceived membership in the protected classes listed above is in violation of the Seminary policy on nondiscrimination. When brought to the attention of the Seminary, any such discrimination will be appropriately addressed and remedied by the Seminary according to the Equity Resolution Process. Non-members of the campus community who engage in discriminatory actions within Seminary programs or on Seminary property are not under the jurisdiction of this policy but can be subject to actions that limit their access and/or involvement with Seminary programs as the result of their misconduct. All vendors serving the Seminary through third-party contracts are subject by those contracts to the policies and procedures of their employers and/or Seminary policy provisions, guidelines or addendums to which their employer has agreed to be bound.
All offers of employment are subject to a successful background screening.