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Extension Justice and Cooperating Statements

April 1, 2011: The following policy is still in effect for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach materials.

Effective Feb. 15, 1999, the following nondiscrimination statement (also known as the justice statement) is required on all publications created by Iowa State University Extension campus and field staff. The short version is to be used only when space is limited. In addition, use the appropriate cooperating statement.

Nondiscrimination Statement - Full Version

… and justice for all
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call 800-795-3272 (voice) or 202-720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Nondiscrimination Statement - Short Version

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach programs are available to all without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity and Compliance, 3280 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.

Cooperating Statement - Campus Version

Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Cathann A. Kress, director, Cooperative Extension Service, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa.

Cooperating Statement - Field Version

Cooperative Extension Service, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, and the United States Department of Agriculture cooperating.

Legal Statement on County Program Materials

"The fees for service will be used to off-set direct expenses and to support the (insert program area - Families, 4-H Youth Development, Community and Economic Development, Business and Industry, Continuing and Distance Education, Agriculture and Natural Resources*) County Extension Program." 

Additional information on using the county fee statement

Spanish Versions


Nondiscrimination Statement - Full Version


El Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA) prohíbe la discriminación en todos sus programas y actividades por motivo de raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, discapacidad, y cuando corresponda, sexo, estado civil, estado familiar, estado paternal, religión, orientación sexual, información genética, ideologías políticas, represalias o porque una parte o el total de los ingresos de una persona provienen de cualquier programa de asistencia pública. (No todos los criterios prohibidos se aplican a todos los programas). Las personas con discapacidades que requieran medios alternativos para obtener información del programa (sistema Braille, letra de tamaño grande, cinta de audio, etc.) deben comunicarse con el TARGET Center del USDA al 202-720-2600 (voz y TDD). Para presentar una denuncia por discriminación, escriba a USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, o llame al 800-795-3272 (voz) o al 202-720-6382 (TDD). USDA es un proveedor y empleador de acceso igualitario.


Nondiscrimination Statement - Short Version

La Universidad del Estado de Iowa no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, edad, religión, nacionalidad, orientación sexual, identidad de género, información genética, sexo, estado civil, discapacidad o condición de veterano de los Estados Unidos. Puede dirigir sus preguntas al Director de Igualdad de Oportunidades y Cumplimiento, 3280 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.


Cooperative Statement - Campus Version


Emitido para fortalecer el trabajo de Extensión Cooperativa, Actas del 8 de mayo y 30 de junio de 1914, en cooperación con el Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA). Cathann A. Kress, director, Servicio de Extensión Cooperativa, Iowa State University of Science and Technology, Ames, Iowa.


Updated:  July 2011