Almost every time the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture logo is used, the equal opportunity statement must also be displayed. This includes event fliers, news stories and handouts bearing the Division of Agriculture logo.
We have two different EEO statements. One is for general use and the other, which is to be used for events, contains wording that offers the option for participants to request accomodations such as large print or wheelchair access.
General EEO statement
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Event EEO statement
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact [INSERT APPROPRIATE CONTACT INFO HERE] as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
Abbreviated versions for tight spaces
Although use of the full EEO statement is preferred, if space is very short, this version may be used:
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
The Division of Agriculture has standard language to help people understand who we are. These two paragraphs, sometimes called "boilerplate," can be used at the end of a news story, and before the EEO statement.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.