KHSU Commitment to Diversity
KHSU adheres to federal law regarding the workforce diversity goals articulated in Federal Communications Commission policy on Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) as stated in 47CFR § 73.2080:
"Equal opportunity in employment shall be afforded by all licensees or permittees of commercially or non-commercially operated AM, FM, TV, Class A TV or international broadcast stations (as defined in this part) to all qualified persons, and no person shall be discriminated against in employment by such stations because of race, color, religion, national origin, or sex."
Recognition and acceptance of these and other elements of diversity, including age, cultural background, sexual orientation or gender identity are important to the public media services provided by KHSU. In addition, KHSU is a part of Humboldt State University (HSU) and participates in the HSU Campus Diversity Plan 2013+. HSU has a longstanding commitment to institutionalizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of its work, including KHSU. This campus-wide diversity plan provides the mechanism for benchmarking and evaluating success in meeting the university's stated goals relative to diversity.
Click here to see the full version of the HSU Campus Diversity Plan 2013+.
KHSU reflects a high level of diversity in its staffing. KHSU employees, interns and volunteers are gender-diverse and include persons that are of African-American, Hispanic and Asian decent. KHSU also produces local public affairs programming focused on women's issues and LGBT concerns, and music programs that feature music from the African-American tradition, various world music traditions, and a bi-lingual Hispanic music program.
80% of all hires at KHSU since 2011 have been women or from minority groups. KHSU will continue its efforts to recruit a diverse workforce as staff vacancies occur in the coming year.