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Non-Discrimination Statements

The following non-discrimination statement is to be used in the next issuance of publications. It will be posted in all offices and included, in full, on all materials which are produced by UMass Extension and its programs for public information, public education or public distribution, except for small brochures, business cards and web email trailers where the short form may be used in a print size no smaller than the text. The statement shall be in English and in languages appropriate to the local population and in alternative means of communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) whenever possible.

Non-Discrimination Clauses:

Short Form:

The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment and UMass Extension are equal opportunity providers and employers, United States Department of Agriculture cooperating. Contact your local Extension office for information on disability accommodations. Contact the State Center Director’s Office if you have concerns related to discrimination, 413-545-4800 or see ag.umass.edu/civil-rights-information.

Long Form:

The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment and UMass Extension provide equal access to their programs for all persons and are equal opportunity providers and employers, United States Department of Agriculture cooperating.  It is the policy of the Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment and UMass Extension to maintain academic and work environments free of discrimination and to prohibit discrimination and harassment against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and veteran, marital or family status. Harassment of Center for Agriculture and Extension program participants, faculty, staff or students will not be tolerated.

The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment and UMass Extension encourage individuals with disabilities to participate in their programs and activities.  If you anticipate needing special accommodations, have questions about the physical access provided, or require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, English as a Second Language materials; etc.), please contact your local Extension office before your visit.

If you want to express concerns about discrimination, contact the state UMass Center Director’s Office at 413-545-4800 or write to: Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment Stockbridge Hall, 80 Campus Center Way, University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA 01003-9246. For university, state or USDA agency contact information, see ag.umass.edu/civil-rights-information.