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Civil Rights Web Resources: Laws, University Agencies, and Policies

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National Resources:

National Institute of Food and Agriculture: USDA Civil Rights Policy Statements, Civil Rights Laws, Authorities, Regulations, Agencies & Programs and Complaint Procedures:

Affirmative Action Resources: US Government and non-government links to sites:

Title IX: Education Amendments of 1972, prohibitions of discrimination based on sex:

UMass Civil Rights Offices:

UMass Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity, including University and public complaint procedures:

Brochures: Sexual Harassment, Disability Services, Workplace Violence:

UMass Amherst Office of Disability Services:

Americans with Disabilities Act: Questions and Answers:

Campus Wide Training Opportunities: Human Resources, Workplace Learning and Development:

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (for non-university complaints):

UMass Civil Rights Policies:

UMass Non-Discrimination Policy:

UMass Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures:

UMass Grievance Procedure:

UMass Faculty and Staff Search Procedures:

To file a USDA program discrimination complaint  letter, go to: