Voluntary Self-Identification Form

Montclair State University is subject to certain governmental record-keeping and reporting requirements for the administration of civil rights laws and regulations. In order to comply with these laws and regulations, it is important that our record-keeping and reporting information is accurate. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. The information will be entered into Montclair State Universityís Human Resources Information System and may be used in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations concerning equal employment opportunity. If you are a job candidate, please be advised that this information will be kept separate from your application materials and will not be used in evaluation of candidates. If you already work for Montclair State University, your answers will not be used against you in any way.
Position applied for: V#

Position Title:

(Optional) Your Name:

How did you hear of our vacancy?


Without regard to race, is your ethnicity Hispanic or Latino? (A person is considered Hispanic or Latino if Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central America, or other Spanish culture of origin, regardless of race.)

Without regard to ethnicity, please check all racial categories that apply to you.


As an employer doing business with the government, Montclair State University is required to take steps to recruit, hire and promote protected veterans. To help us assess how well we are doing with our recruitment efforts, we are asking you to tell us if you are a protected veteran. The Vietnam Era Veteransí Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA) defines "protected veterans" as one of the following classifications:

1. Active duty wartime or campaign badge Veteran - A veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

2. Armed Forces Service Medal Veteran - A veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985 (61 FR 1209, 3 CFR, 1996 (Comp., p. 159).

3. Disabled Veteran - (a) A veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, or (b) A person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

4. Recently Separated Veteran - A veteran separated during the three-year period beginning on the date of the veteranís discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military.

Please indicate your veterans status:


Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this information is voluntary, but we hope that you will choose to fill it out. If you are applying for a job, any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way.

If you already work for us, your answer will not be used against you in any way. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we are required to ask all of our employees to update their information every five years. You may voluntarily self-identify as having a disability on this form without fear of any punishment because you did not identify as having a disability earlier.

You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition.

Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

Cerebral palsy
Muscular dystrophy
Bipolar disorder
Major depression
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Obsessive compulsive disorder
Impairments requiring the use of a wheelchair
Intellectual disability (previously called mental retardation)

Please check one of the boxes below:

Reasonable Accommodation Notice

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Examples of reasonable accommodations include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. You may contact the Division of Human Resources at (973) 655-5293 for additional information.