C.E.S.P. 2-1: Nondiscrimination Policy
Date Revised: 7-24-2014
Summary: Comprehensive statement of Extension policies of non-discrimination and inclusiveness in employment opportunities and in program accessibility and participation.
The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service is committed to providing positive and discrimination-free working and learning environments where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect. The institution values inclusiveness and diversity and complies with all civil rights provisions of federal statutes and related authorities that prohibit discrimination in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.
The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment and in educational programs, activities, and services on a non-discriminatory basis and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Moreover, the institution pledges to detect and eliminate any elements of discrimination which may be found to exist.
Employees will be trained to understand policies, procedures and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination. Administrative and supervisory staff will be held accountable for insuring that all actions within their assigned areas of responsibility are conducted in a non-discriminatory manner.
The University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service is committed to assuring that programs are accessible to all participants and that alternative means of communication is available to individuals with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency to the extent required to provide meaningful access to programs and services.