Discrimination Policy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and

applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender

identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental

status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance

program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or

funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment



If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program

Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html,

or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter

containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to

us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence

Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at



Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the

Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).


USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


It is the policy of the Indiana Department of Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color,

religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability, in its programs, activities, or employment policies as

required by the Indiana Civil Rights Law (I.C. 22-9-1), Title VI and VII (Civil Rights Act of 1964), the

Equal Pay of 1973, Title IX (Educational Amendments), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973), and

the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 USCS § 12101, et seq.).


Inquiries regarding compliance by the Indiana Department of Education with Title IX and other civil

rights laws may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, Indiana Department of Education, Room 229,

State House, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2798, or by telephone to (317) 232-6610 or the Director of the

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 111 North Canal Street, Suite 1053, Chicago, IL,

60606-7204 (312) 886-8434 – Glenda Ritz, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction.