Equal Opportunity Policy

Catholic Charities Diocese of Kalamazoo mission includes concern for justice for all people, for equal opportunity to employment, services, and volunteering. Persons are employed, provided services and accepted as volunteers without regard to:

  • race or color
  • ethnicity, descent, nationality or national origin
  • religious background or philosophy/religion
  • gender or gender identification
  • disability, physical and/or mental abilities/characteristics
  • marital status
  • age
  • height or weight
  • sexual orientation
  • citizenship
  • parental status
  • membership in any labor organization
  • political affiliation
  • record of arrest without conviction
  • economic circumstance
  • any other discriminatory reason

This Equal Opportunity policy applies to employment, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with outside vendors and customers, use of contractors and consultants and in dealing with the general public. Practices in recruiting candidates and hiring, transfer and promotion of employees will encourage diversity in the workforce. Practices in promoting agency services will be targeted to eligible persons. Practices in recruiting, accepting and assigning volunteers will encourage diversity in the volunteer workforce.