Equal employment opportunity (EEO) Policy

Academic Search, Inc. prides itself on its commitment to diversity and full employment opportunities for all employees of the firm and those who apply for positions with our clients.

We work extensively with campuses to identify their EEO practices and to adhere to all relevant state and local laws and reporting requirements. We ask our clients to identify all applicable state and local laws and institutional policies at the outset of the search, and we will work to ensure that such requirements are actively adhered to from the beginning through completion of the search. Academic Search, Inc. is a member of The Executive Search Roundtable (ESR), which was established in 1985 as a means of addressing the mutual interests of the American Council on Education (ACE) and its member institutions and executive search firms in the continuing identification of talented leaders for our nation’s colleges and universities. ESR members and Academic Search, Inc. agree to subscribe to the highest standards of integrity and principles of quality, diversity, equity, and ethical practice, and we affirm commitment to conducting equitable searches to foster diversity and the highest quality of leadership for the educational community.

With respect to our own hiring, it is the policy of Academic Search, Inc. not to discriminate against any employee, candidate, or applicant for employment with the firm. This policy shall include, but not be limited to, the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, and selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff and termination.

All personnel at Academic Search, Inc. who are responsible for hiring and promoting employees and for the development and implementation of programs or activities are charged to support this program. In the District of Columbia, the following are protected classes: actual or perceived race; color; religion; national origin; sex; pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions; age [18 or over]; marital status; personal appearance; sexual orientation, gender identity or expression; familial status; handicap; matriculation; political affiliation; genetic information and tobacco use. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

Anyone with a question or concern regarding the full implementation and enforcement of this policy is encouraged to contact the firm’s vice president for administration and finance at (202) 332-4049.