What is Affirmative Action?

Affirmative Action is a program of positive action, undertaken with conviction and effort, to overcome the present effects of past practices, policies and barriers to equal employment opportunity. We work to achieve the full and fair participation of women, minorities and individuals with disabilities found to be underutilized in the workforce based on availability. ‚Äč

The purpose of Affirmative Action is to establish fair access to employment opportunities to create a workforce that is an accurate reflection of the demographics of the qualified available workforce in the relevant job market. Affirmative Action policies and programs are tools to make additional efforts to recruit, hire and promote qualified women, minorities and individuals with disabilities.


For more information, please see Minnesota State Policies/Regulations and Winona State University Policies/Regulations.