Civil Rights Laws

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

Civil Rights Agencies and Programs

Limited English Proficiency

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension and Research are committed to our program participants with limited English proficiency. We conduct ongoing training so that faculty and staff better understand the laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of national origin, some of whom will have limited English proficiency. The following information is to be used by faculty and administrators as they determine measures to ensure that extension and research programs are accessible to all people.

Read more about the Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Policy.