Equal Employment & Affirmative Action

Mission

It is the mission of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action to ensure MUSC compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and affirmative action. Equal Employment Opportunity is a term used by the federal government to refer to employment practices that ensure nondiscrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental ability, religion, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status or age. 

The EEO/Affirmative Action Office creates and monitors the MUSC Affirmative Action Plan and implements innovative programs to increase MUSC's awareness of and commitment to diversity, equity, and affirmative action in the workplace. The Office is dedicated to preventing illegal discrimination and illegal harassment. Through educational programs, investigations and resolution of complaints, and oversight activities, the Office fosters an environment and culture that supports all members of the community.

Principles

  • Diversity is not defined exclusively by race or gender. It extends to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, veteran's status, physical and mental ability, and national origin or ancestry.
  • Diversity among staff, students, and faculty contributes to the richness of the University community and offers MUSC an opportunity to realize its excellence.
  • Diversity is fostered by a culture that respects individual differences and where everyone is treated with courtesy and consideration.
  • Freedom of expression is a core value, but must be exercised within the bounds of courtesy, sensitivity, and respect.
  • Affirmative action is one method of including historically underrepresented populations into the workforce. Therefore MUSC must develop an institutional philosophy based on the principles and ideals of affirmative action and an appreciation of a diverse workforce where members are able to succeed according to their abilities.
  • Affirmative action does not require, and does not mean, quotas or preferment of unqualified over qualified individuals

Goals

  • Increase diversity in the workforce through the application of affirmative action principles in the University's staffing processes
  • Promote equal opportunity and equitable and non-discriminatory treatment for all campus community members in all aspects of employment and education through the development and implementation of effective complaint and investigative procedures and through ongoing monitoring of employment practices
  • Through education, training, and rapid response to complaints, ensure that the MUSC community is free of illegal harassment.

Contact Us

If you have Equal Employment or Affirmative Action concerns,
please reach out to:

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Stephanie T. Price, MA Director of Equity,
EEO and University Accessibility Services
Medical University of South Carolina
173 Ashley Avenue, MSC 502
Basic Science Building Room 104
Charleston South Carolina 29425-5020

Ph: (843) 792-5733 | pricstep@musc.edu