The University of Delaware Cooperative Extension is committed to ensuring the civil rights of its clients and employees. Every client and every employee must be treated fairly and equitably, with dignity and respect. This policy applies to all clients and employees regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, veterans status, sexual orientation, citizenship, and marital or family status.

"And Justice for All" civil rights poster

Each Cooperative Extension employee has an important role in ensuring that our programs are open and accessible to all clients in accordance with the goals of the program, and for maintaining a positive and equitable environment. The challenge, for each of us, is to seek out diversity. We are all responsible to recruit and retain people who are traditionally underrepresented in our programs and employee groups. We each become more effective in teaching and learning when we are open to a diversity of ideas, cultures, experiences and backgrounds. Not only are our lives enriched, but we also build healthier communities for learning and living.

We are pleased to partner with you to achieve the important goals of equity and fairness to all.

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