Civil Rights

Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch strives to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in federally assisted programs, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination in federal employment practices. As a federally assisted program, MSU AgBioResearch receives financial support from the United States Department of Agriculture through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Doing so enables our scientists to work in an environment that celebrates their diversity and unique cultural perspectives as they innovate solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems.  

MSU AgBioResearch prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

Federal and state policies and procedures related to civil rights are made available on the MSU Human Resources website (also see “University Policies”) and other units on campus that focus on specific areas of inclusion, such as the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives (I3), the Women’s Resource Center and the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities, for example.

Posters of federal and state laws are distributed to departments to provide publically. They are also available below:

For more helpful information and resources related to civil rights, contact Mary Weinzweig, MSU AgBioResearch finance and business manager, or visit the MSU Extension Organizational Development website.

To find out more about NIFA civil rights operating requirements, visit the NIFA website.