University of Missouri Extension is committed to providing equity and access to all through the implementation of practices and procedures that ensure compliance with federal laws and university policies, and that enhance the extension's capacity to serve the people of Missouri.
Statement of nondiscrimination
Faculty and staff must use one of the following nondiscrimination statements with programming and materials.
Full EEO statement, to be used whenever possible:
University of Missouri Extension provides equal opportunity to all participants in extension programs and activities, and for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetics information, disability or status as a protected veteran.
Short EEO statement for instances of limited space:
An equal opportunity/ADA institution
Include the following ADA statement, complete with your contact information, for all program and course handouts:
If you need accommodations because of a disability, if you have emergency medical information to give me, or if you need special arrangements in case the building must be evacuated, please inform me immediately. I may be contacted at _____________________.
All University of Missouri Extension administrators, faculty and staff are responsible for ensuring that they follow University and federal laws, regulations and policies relative to civil rights, Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. MU Extension follows USDA’s standards of compliance for extension programs and requirements for land-grant institutions with the following actions:
- Maintaining civil rights files
- Creating annual Affirmative Action plans
- Conducting internal compliance reviews
- Providing training
- Collecting demographic data about program participants
A learner’s need for accommodations may be minimized through the use of universal design for learning (UDL) — using materials and practices that are equitable, flexible, fully accessible learning environment, designed to meet the needs of diverse learners, and use multiple means of engagement, expression and representation. Implementation of UDL includes the following examples:
- Using captioned videos, films and other audio presentations (beneficial for not only those with sensory disabilities but also those with specific learning disabilities, students whose first language is not English, and others)
- Flexibility regarding attendance
- Providing texts in alternate formats
- Using guided notes
- Giving verbal descriptions of visual aids and graphics
- Paraphrasing questions and answers
- Highlighting key points throughout discussions
Should you have questions regarding how best to accommodate an Extension learner with a disability or about implementing some of the suggestions listed above, please contact Julie Middleton, Extension AA/EEO Officer, at 573-882-3407 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Missouri Extension Equal Employment Opportunity Program (PDF)
University of Missouri Collected Rules 320.010 Equal Employment Opportunity Program
University of Missouri HR-102 Equal Opportunity Program
Equal Employment Opportunity in the State Cooperative Extension Services (7 CFR 18)
MU Office of Human Resources Policies and Procedures
MU Equity Office
Chancellor's Diversity Initiative
Julie Middleton, email@example.com