The College has set as its goal the hiring of a diverse workforce. All individuals within the college involved in recruitment, hiring, and promotions should exert their best efforts to achieve a diverse workforce by insuring a non-discriminatory process of recruitment, hiring, and promotion for women, members of minority groups, qualified disabled individuals, and veterans at all levels of employment throughout the College. Emerson also expects any outside agencies with whom it contracts to comply with all applicable anti-discrimination laws.

The College takes affirmative action in ensuring that all personnel actions are processed in compliance with all applicable state and federal laws. Employees are encouraged to discuss their concerns with their immediate supervisor, department head, the Director of HR, and/or division Vice President.