Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action & Diversity

Equal Opportunity and Recruiting

Prairie View A&M University must comply with A&M System; federal and state laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination in employment and ensure equal employment opportunity.  As a recipient of federal grants and contracts, the university has an affirmative action program directed at achieving equal employment opportunity and the appropriate representation of minorities and women in the workforce.

In accordance with System Policy 08.01.01 Civil Rights Protections and Compliance, Prairie View A&M University will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and PVAMU is encouraged to develop and maintain programs for building diversity in potential candidate pools.

Please refer to Texas A&M University System Regulation 33.99.01 Employment Practices for additional information.


Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Title VII, as amended and expanded by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972 and the Civil Rights Act of 1991, prohibits employers, unions and employment agencies from discriminating in employment on the basis of race color, religion, national origin and gender.  Title VII also prohibits discrimination because of pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions.  Employers are prohibited from illegal discrimination in hiring, firing, compensation or any terms, conditions or privileges of employment; nor can employers limit, segregate or classify employees or applicants by race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy or national origin in any way that would adversely impact employment status. Apprenticeship and training programs as covered by this Act.



*Executive Order 11246

The Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contracts & Compliance (OFCCP) requires that all covered institutions take affirmative action to recruit, hire, and promote minorities and women. Compliance requires federal contractors and subcontractors to maintain records on applicant and employees as they pertain to regulatory requirements under Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act. As per the regulations under 41 CFR 60-1.12, contractors must maintain personnel or employment records for no less than two years from the date the decision was made.  https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/ForEmployers/ForEmployersQ10.htm



The Texas A&M University System

Diversity is the inclusion of all people in a supportive manner.  It considers the dynamics of history, perspectives, values, and variety of experiences, and the interconnections of age, color, cultural identity, gender identity and expression, genetic information, nationality, mental and physical abilities, political and ideological perspectives, racial and ethnic identity, religious identity, sex, sexual orientation, social and economic status, and veteran status.  We empower each other and enhance our contributions through recognizing and respecting differences along with our commonly shared humanity.

Ms. Renee R. Williams, Director of Equal Opportunity & Diversity has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies.

Ms. Williams can be reached at: P.O. Box 519: Mail Stop 1337; Harrington Science Building, Suite 109; Prairie View, TX 77446-0519, or by calling 936-261-1730