Human Resources - Shorter University %

Human Resources supports the Shorter University Mission Statement, serving faculty and staff by providing accurate and timely information on a wide variety of workplace issues in a style marked by friendliness, respect, openness, and integrity. We are pledged to uphold a high regard for confidentiality and respect for human dignity. Our goal is to have Shorter reflect the very best kind of work environment where faculty and staff provide quality services to students, learn to grow, meet challenges and have fun.


Shorter University is a Christ centered University affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention and requires employees to be committed Christians. All employees are expected to sign and adhere to the Personal Lifestyle Statement prior to hire. The Personal Lifestyle Statement, as well as the Statement of Faith and Biblical Principles on the Integration of Faith and Learning, are located at:

Personal Lifestyle Statement
Statement of Faith

Integration of Faith and Learning

Anyone interested in adjunct teaching positions must have at least a master’s degree in the discipline to teach undergraduate courses and a doctorate in the discipline to teach graduate courses.

All undergraduate students working on campus must do so through the Financial Aid Office. Work study positions are available through the Financial Aid Office.


  • Drug & Alcohol Policy
  • Summary of Benefits
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in education and reads: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Shorter University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities, admissions or employment. Prohibited sex discrimination covers sexual harassment, including sexual violence. “Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol, or due to an intellectual or other disability. Sexual violence includes rape, sexual assault, sexual battery and sexual coercion. All such acts of violence are forms of sexual harassment covered under Title IX and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.” To review the University Title IX Policy go to:

Anyone wanting to report the occurrence of such activities should contact:
Ken Whitlow
Title IX Coordinator
Shorter University
315 Shorter Ave.
Rome, GA 30165



The Department of Human Resources is located in the Sheffield-Thompson Building, First Floor, Room 104

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Summer Hours on Fridays are 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon