Compliance Resources

Civil Rights Archive

Access county level demographic information by logging into the Civil Rights Archive on SharePoint.

And Justice For All

The And Justice for All poster must also be displayed wherever and whenever you deliver programming, as well as in every MSU Extension office location. In addition, electronic versions that can be used when conducting programs using PowerPoint are available below. Hard copy posters can be obtained by contacting Anne Brooks at

Anti-Discrimination Statements

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.  Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.  (Abbreviated Statement)

Census Information

US Census Bureau - gather data on information for specific populations such as socioeconomic status, health care, nutrition, race, etc.
2012 Census of Agriculture - contains information about farms in the United States broken down by state and various demographics including gender, race and state (2.5mb).

Collecting Participant Demographic Data


About Parity is a document that can help you determine if your programs are reaching your audiences in proportion to their representation in the community. It is an essential part of our 'all reasonable effort' expectations.

Accessibility Resources

Web Based Accessibility

At MSU, we serve a diverse audience that relies increasingly on the Internet for many aspects of life, including education, employment, commerce, research, health care, and recreation. In today’s society, it is essential that we provide equal access and opportunity to all our users, including those with disabilities. Accessible Design can diminish and even remove barriers to information and interaction critical to success for our faculty, staff, students, and the general public. For additional information

Other Resources

4-H Expansion/Review Committee Information

Bias Free Communication:  Guidelines for Communicating in a Diverse Community is a tremendous document that can assist all of us to prepare programming materials, brochures, promotional documents, and curriculum in a way that will encourage representation from all segments of our community populations.

MSU Extension Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Website provides a wealth of additional information, professional development opportunities, planning and reporting resources related to diversity and multicultural programming efforts, and access to multiple sources of additional educational materials.