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Civil Rights

Civil Rights

The Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station (IAES) in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign is committed to providing public access to the benefits of our programs.  The IAES receives federal financial assistance through allocations from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).  We embrace our long-standing commitment to conducting cutting-edge research and sharing of information to better the lives of people, not only in Illinois, but around the world.  

As recipients of public funds, we strive to ensure that our programs are free from discrimination in all forms.   The Civil Rights Act (Pub. L. 88-352), signed into law on July 2, 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson, is the foundation for our commitment to non-discrimination and to equal access to the benefits of our programming for all members of our society.

In this section you will find additional information about our commitment to civil rights and non-discrimination.  You will also find information about your rights to file a complaint and contact information for institutional, state and federal offices which handle complaints of discrimination.  We inform you how to request reasonable accommodations for access to our programming and how to access a language translating tool embedded in the bottom banner of this website.

If you are an employee of the University of Illinois, you can self-enroll in the IAES Civil Rights Training Module in Compass 2G.  Instructions for accessing the training is provided under “Personnel Training”.  Other training opportunities are also described.

Finally, under “Links and Resources” you will find some useful links to additional websites.