Welcome to the Purdue Agriculture Civil Rights Resource Center

Purdue Agriculture is committed to encouraging and welcoming diversity. We recognize that we all benefit when we cultivate a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming community where the unique contributions, talents and skills of our faculty, staff and students are acknowledged, valued, respected and rewarded.

This site serves as a collection point and resource center for policies, procedures and plans relative to equal access/equal opportunity, affirmative action, counseling, complaint processing and resolution at Purdue University.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). USDA’s Non-Discrimination Statement

How to file a USDA Program Discrimination Complaint.

Purdue University’s policies and procedures regarding discrimination and harassment, including how to file a complaint, are found on the University Policy website.

Purdue University provides numerous opportunities for education and training related to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) including equal opportunity or civil rights training. The USDA also provides online training materials related to equal opportunity or civil rights training at USDA - Foreign Agricultural Service - Office of Civil Rights.

The College of Agriculture collects information from faculty and staff on civil rights, equal opportunity, and DEI training and education via a Qualtrics survey site. This information is now being collected in annual faculty and staff reviews, and therefore the Qualtrics site will be phased out in the future.

The College of Agriculture will take reasonable steps to ensure that persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP) have meaningful access and an equal opportunity to participate in our services, activities, programs and other benefits. The College of Agriculture seeks to ensure meaningful communication with LEP faculty, staff, students, and participants in our programs and activities and their authorized representatives involving participation in our programs and activities. All interpreters, translators and other aids needed to comply with this policy will be provided without cost to the person being served. Language assistance will be provided through use of competent bilingual staff, staff interpreters, contracts or formal arrangements with local organizations providing interpretation or translation services, or technology and telephonic interpretation services.

Purdue University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities. It also provides academic adjustments and auxiliary aids and services to qualified students with disabilities. Purdue’s policy on equal access may be found here.

EEO posters are displayed in all buildings in which the Purdue University College of Agriculture conducts research related activities and located on bulletin boards in open public spaces that are exclusively reserved for workplace announcements.

Please note that University policies can be found here.