Central Washington University has announced an affirmative action plan that involves limiting new male hires to the institution’s faculty and staff positions.
According to a report from The College Fix, Central Washington University has announced an affirmative action plan that will involve cutting down on the amount of new male hires. The plan aims to have women make up 61 percent of tenure track faculty as well as 66 percent of the university’s technical staff.
The new policy is surprising considering that the university already boasts a majority-female faculty. Women outnumber men by such large portions in some offices on campus that the university announced that affirmative action in these offices would be unnecessary.
• 4A – General Office Support – This group consists of 73 employees, of whom 7 are minorities and 69 are females. There is a goal of 30% for minorities, but there is no need to set a placement goal at this time for females.
• 4B – Clerical Support – This group consists of 163 employees, of whom 18 are minorities and 146 are females. There is a goal of 25% for minorities, but there is no need to set a placement goal at this time for females.
It’s likely that the new proposal will be challenged by a Title IX lawsuit, which prohibits gender discrimination at American universities. Mark J. Perry of the University of Michigan at Flint has challenged several discriminatory policies at universities around the country. Perry, who is also a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, filed a Title IX complaint against the University of Michigan in January for various anti-male practices.
In that complaint, Perry alleged that the University of Michigan is “denying persons the benefits of, or subjecting them to discrimination in employment, under any education program or activity operated by the University” on the basis of sex.
Stay tuned to Breitbart News for more updates on this story.