Concordia University does not discriminate in admissions practices on the basis of age, race, color, gender, or national or ethnic origin. Admitted students enjoy the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally offered to all Concordia students. Concordia does not discriminate according to age, race, color, gender, and national and ethnic origin in administering admissions and educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. The university does not discriminate against persons with handicaps regarding student admission or worker employment, and provides college and university activities and programs to all who qualify.
CUNE prohibits discrimination against any member of the University community on the basis of race, color, sex (except where ministerial positions are required), age, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, pregnancy, disability, military or veteran status. CUNE views, evaluates, and treats all persons in any University related activity or circumstance, solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws.
As an entity of the LCMS, CUNE is exempt from the provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids discrimination in employment based on religion; therefore we retain the right to give preference in hiring persons who are Christian, and/or members in good standing of LCMS congregations. Preference in holding certain employment positions is given to ordained or commissioned ministers of LCMS. The LCMS upholds the doctrinal belief that women may not serve as ordained ministers, therefore, women are not considered for ordained minister positions.