Wittenberg University, as a church-related school in partnership with its supporting synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, respects and defends the Church's position that discrimination in any form is destructive of God's gift of personhood. Consequently, in accordance with the university's Christian heritage and with the law, Wittenberg insists that equal opportunity be provided to all persons in all university operations. Wittenberg strives to develop a diverse community and to maintain an environment that promotes tolerance and understanding.
Because Wittenberg is committed to dealing fairly with all faculty, students and staff, it does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, gender, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age or disability in the administration of its employment policies, educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other college-administered programs.
The university expects its entire community to take positive steps to recruit, hire, train and promote qualified individuals from diverse ethnic groups. Although Wittenberg does not employ quotas, the contribution a candidate might make toward achieving the goal of increasing diversity in the Wittenberg community will be an important consideration in hiring.
As specified in appropriate university personnel manuals, qualifications and performance are the university's criteria for compensation, advancement and retention. No employee of Wittenberg University will be granted fewer benefits or lower compensation nor be passed over for promotion or denied academic tenure because of race, creed, color, national origin or age. The university strives to build a highly qualified and diverse faculty and staff.