Civil Rights Operating Requirements
The Equal Opportunity Staff (EOS) ensures that state employees who implement programs funded by NIFA are aware of employment opportunities and decisions, and that citizens served by these programs have equal access to all program services. The following are Civil Rights policy statements, laws, and departmental regulations that apply to state land-grant universities.
Civil Rights Policy Statements
- NIFA Civil Rights Policy Statement
- The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Non-Discrimination Statement
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a public university committed to providing a quality education to a diverse student body. One aspect of this commitment is to foster a climate of inclusion and mutual support that will enhance our ability to achieve our overall goals of recruiting and retaining good faculty and staff while allowing all of us to focus our energies and talents on our important missions of education, research and service. To this end, it is the policy of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln not to discriminate based upon age, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, gender-identity, sex, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran’s status, marital status, religion or political affiliation. This policy is applicable to all University administered programs including educational programs, financial aid, admission policies and employment policies.
Civil Rights Laws, Authorities and Regulations
- Title VI of The Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Civil Rights Act of 1991
- Title XI - Education Amendments of 1972
- Title I & V of The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
- Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Age Discrimination Act of 1967
Civil Rights Agencies and Programs
- USDA Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR)
- NIFA Diversity Advisory Council (DAC)
- US Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
- US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- US Department of Education - Office of Civil Rights
- US Commission on Civil Rights
- US Department of Labor Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP)
Filing a Complaint
To file a complaint, visit the UNL Office of Equity, Access and Diversity Programs (EAD) website.
This web page provides a PDF form to download and fill out, as well as policies and other extensive diversity resources.