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5.01         Equal Opportunity Policy (681 IAC, 7.1(262))  

                It is the policy of the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, to provide equal opportunity in all aspects of Regent operations to all persons without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, status as a veteran of the Vietnam era, or physical or mental disability except where it relates to a bona fide occupational qualification.  The Board of Regents and all officials who are responsible to the Board of Regents shall take affirmative action in personnel administration to overcome the effects of past or present practices, policies, or other factors which serve as barriers to equal opportunities.  Contractors doing business with the Board of Regents shall take affirmative action to ensure that all persons without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, status as a veteran of the Vietnam era or physical or mental disability except where it relates to a bona fide occupational qualification are effectively afforded equal opportunities.  Institutions under the governance of the Board of Regents shall provide opportunities for minority and women businesses in the awarding of contracts through a procurement goal program as authorized by statute. 

                Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and TSB procedures established by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa, are contained in the 681 IAC 7.