We believe that all the citizens in Missouri have a right to equal services and employment with University of Missouri Extension. We comply with all federal and state laws, and it is our goal to have a mutually accepting workplace that is welcoming to all.

The purpose of this site is to help people by providing information about Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity and diversity in University of Missouri Extension.

Tools for practicing diversity

Fragrance-free environment

Inclusivity in the workplace

Limited English Proficiency (LEP)

Diversity toolboxTools for faculty and staff in presenting and discussing diversity issues

Diversity reportsReport summaries and statistics concerning diversity in MU Extension

Awards and best practices

Diversity initiatives and implementation

MU Chancellor's Diversity Initiative Office

Diversity strategic plan (PDF)MU Extension and LU Cooperative Extension's organizational strategic plan for diversity

  • MU Extension Diversity Training modules
    All modules are in PDF presentation format. Please right-click and save the document to your computer. Then open in Adobe Reader, and the Adobe Presenter presentation will begin playing.
    • Module 1: Overview features an overview of the strategic diversity plan, information on how the plan fulfills our land-grant mission, a discussion of core values and explanations of definitions within the plan.
    • Module 2: Areas of Focus covers the areas of focus within the plan, including workforce diversity, climate, programs and services, audiences, professional development, recognition and awards, and compliance.
    • Module 3: Your responsibility discusses your responsibilities and includes the Civil Rights File, our non-discrimination statement, program compliant certification, affirmative action plans, sexual harassment and other training opportunities.
    • Module 4: Your rights covers your rights and includes information on filing an EEO complaint, options for resolving complaints and links to the forms you might need for formal or informal complaint filing.

Executive Order #42 - Evaluation of the Ability to Work from Chancellor's Office 

CASD Change Agent States for Diversity National Project

Diversity Catalyst Team in Missouri  Lincoln University Cooperative Extension and University of Missouri Extension have re-established the Diversity Catalyst Team in efforts to create a multicultural organization. These exceptional individuals should embrace diversity and pluralism and have the willingness to carry out the Catalyst Team purpose.

Diversity Catalyst Team Members (PDF)

Diversity Catalyst Team Member Application (DOC)

Regional Climate Resource Teams Email distribution lists are available in the Outlook Global Address Book for all Regional Climate Teams at MU Ext Reg Climate Teams. In addition, email distribution lists are available for each individual region in the Outlook Global Address Book at MU Ext (insert region 2 letter initial i.e. NW, SE, CM, etc.) Reg Climate Team.

Regional Climate Team Members (PDF)

Regional Climate Team Research Toolkit (PDF)

Policies and procedures

Affirmative Employment Plan (PDF)

University of Missouri Extension Strategic Plan

University of Missouri Strategic Plan


Extensión en Español

ResourcesLinks for other diversity Web pages and university sites, as well as upcoming diversity conferences

Diversity Orientation Packet (PDF)


University of Missouri Extension acknowledges the following sources that have been used in creating this website:  U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, State of Missouri Statutes and the Job Accommodation Network.