Cornell University is a federal contractor, and this designation requires that subcontractors and vendors who work with the university comply with Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212, or any other law requiring equal opportunity for disabled persons and other protected veterans. The obligations of suppliers under this act are referenced in Cornell University's Terms and Conditions of Purchase Order.
Further, the equal employment opportunity clauses set forth in U.S. Code: Title 41 - Public Contracts [41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-741.5(a)] are incorporated by reference into all transactions between Cornell and its suppliers.
For more information, see the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Technical Assistance Guide for Federal Supply and Service Contractors (PDF, 1.16 MB).
As a federal contractor, Cornell is obligated to notify its suppliers of its equal education and employment opportunity policy.
Consistent with the federal policy (41 CFR 60.1-4), Cornell University'sprohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, but in compliance with other relevant state and local laws, also prohibits discrimination on any legally protected status involving, but not limited to, such factors as creed, ethnic origin, marital status, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status. Cornell University is also obligated to abide by federal regulations.