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President Scott issues statement on non-discrimination policy

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PSU President Steve Scott PSU President Steve Scott
PITTSBURG, KANSAS -

In an email today to all students, faculty and staff at Pittsburg State University, President Steve Scott issued the following statement on the university's non-discrimination policy:

"I'm writing today to reassure the Pittsburg State University community that the university's longstanding non-discrimination polices have not changed and are not impacted by recent actions in Topeka.

Gov. Sam Brownback's decision this week to rescind a 2007 executive order by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius that included sexual orientation in the state's non-discrimination policies regarding state employees has caused a number of people both on and off campus to raise questions about the protections our university provides for our students, faculty and staff.

Our policy states:

“Pittsburg State University is committed to a policy of educational equity. Accordingly, the University admits students, grants financial aid and scholarships, conducts all educational programs, activities, and employment practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, or disabilities.”

Our belief in the inherent dignity and value of every human being is at the core of who we are and is the foundation for everything we do. Please be reassured that those enduring principles have not and will not change.

Steven A. Scott

President

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