MSU Extension Guide for Inclusion of Individuals of All Gender Identities, Gender Expressions, Sexual Orientations and Sexes
Michigan State University (MSU), MSU Extension and Michigan 4-H are inclusive and welcoming of all forms of diversity. MSU Extension has a shared value of “welcoming all, fostering inclusivity across our organization, in our programming, through our community partnerships and in our hearts. We aim to nurture an environment that respects and values human differences as we continuously work to expand our reach to diverse audiences.” MSU Extension prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any person in any of its programs or activities on the basis of sex, gender identity (gender expression), and sexual orientation. MSU Extension and 4-H programs must ensure that they do not discriminate against individuals (including youth, adult volunteers, faculty and staff) on any of these bases. While this MSU policy is not new, more and more MSU Extension and 4-H programs are seeking guidance each year on how to implement this policy. This document was developed to answer frequently asked questions about implementation of the MSU non-discrimination policy at MSU Extension and 4-H programming around the state. As you read through the questions and answers, please keep in mind that the information is the same for all individuals, whether they are youth members, adult volunteers, or staff members.
The below video provides an introduction to the guide.