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Diversity of Staff

​Updated September 2021

KTEP-FM is a department within the University of Texas at El Paso, and therefore follows the diversity initiatives set forth by the university. Currently the university has in place the President's Advisory Group on Diversity at The University of Texas at El Paso, which seeks to foster and model a campus environment that is welcoming, accessible and inclusive to all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Our purpose is to promote diversity as a strength and an institutional value, as well as a core element of academic and professional excellence.

As part of the university, KTEP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University, in the administration of its employment policies and practices, will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment because of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or disability. The University will take affirmative steps to insure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated, during employment, in a non-discriminatory manner. The University’s commitment to equal opportunity principles applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, promotion, compensation, benefits, and training. UTEP’s commitment to providing equal opportunity also applies to students, applicants for admission and other beneficiaries seeking access to our programs, facilities or services.

Our institutional commitment to these policies provides for selection procedures based upon objective, defensible qualifications; promotions based upon documented performance, merit, and potential achievement; evaluations which are accurate and unbiased; and a complaint process which is fair and equitable. In addition, the University commits itself to increased recruitment efforts to assure that qualified minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with a disability are represented in the applicant pool and are evaluated equitably by search committees or administrative personnel.

KTEP has instituted a volunteer and internship program designed to allow qualified individuals the chance to gain experience at a professional radio station. Students and community volunteers at KTEP are treated the same as employees of the university with regards to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Both KTEP’s employees and volunteer staff reflect the diversity of the El Paso region.