Federal Immigration and Naturalization laws require that employers hire only citizens and nationals of the United States and lawfully authorized alien workers. Compliance with the law requires completion of Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form which is used to verify identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired at the University.


Under the requirements of the Equal Employment Act of 1972,the University assures that each employee of the University community is permitted to work or to attend classes in an environment free from any form of discrimination including race, religion, handicap, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and sexual harassment as prohibited by state and federal laws. This shall include applicants for employment and admission to the University.


The University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. To this end, the University prohibits discrimination in the employment processes based on an applicant’s or employee’s disability. The University shall provide reasonable accommodation to disabled applicants or employees unless to do so would cause an undue hardship.


The University assures to all employees an atmosphere and work environment characterized by respect for every individual’s right to not be subjected to unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.


Alcorn State University is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace in compliance with applicable laws.The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of alcohol or a controlled substance is prohibited in and on any University owned or controlled property.


The employment of related persons is permitted. However, such employment shall not involve a conflict of interest, including but not limited to, participation by the relative in making recommendations or decisions specifically affecting the appointment, retention, work assignments, evaluation, promotion, demotion, or salary of the related person.


The normal operating, business hours of the University are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Friday.


Smoking is not permitted in any University facility, including but not limited to classrooms, faculty offices, administrative offices, dining facilities, break rooms, press boxes, restrooms, and student residential facilities. Moreover, no part of, nor room within, any University building may be designated as a “smoking area.”


The University recognizes the right of employees to express their complaints and to seek resolution concerning disagreements arising from working relationships, working conditions, employment practices or differences in interpretation of policy that might arise between the University and its employees.

An employee may, within the prescribed time limits, file a complaint through the University Complaint Procedure. The complaint form is located on the Human Resources web page at www.alcorn.edu/offices/finance-and-administration/human-resources/employment-administration.