Required University Statements
All University publications (except formal invitations and most printed advertisements) must carry a form of the Statement of Nondiscrimination (Policy AD85). In general, the complete text of the statement should always be used; however, in certain situations the short version may be used. Exceptions to the use of the complete text can be made by the Marketing Communicators Network Representative.
Complete (Long) Version of the Statement of Nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action Statement:
The University is committed to equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment for all persons. It is the policy of the University to maintain an environment free of harassment and free of discrimination against any person because of age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, marital or family status, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, physical or mental disability, gender, perceived gender, gender identity, genetic information, or political ideas. Discriminatory conduct and harassment, as well as sexual misconduct and relationship violence, violates the dignity of individuals, impedes the realization of the University’s educational mission, and will not be tolerated. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to Dr. Kenneth Lehrman III, Vice Provost for Affirmative Action, Affirmative Action Office, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel 814-863-0471.
Short Version Nondiscrimination/Affirmative Action Statement:
Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
The following ADA alternative-format statement must be included on ALL publications (except formal invitations) in easy-to-read bold type, directly above the statement of nondiscrimination.):
This publication is available in alternative media on request.
The following ADA accommodation statement must be printed in any publication that describes a specific program or special event (except formal invitations). It should be included in the section describing how to register for the program or how to locate further information.
Penn State encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact _________ in advance of your participation or visit.
(Note: A contact person's name and telephone number should be provided in the statement where indicated above.)
TRIO Grant Statement
TRIO programs must include the following statement on all Federal TRIO program publications. Percentages and amount of federal grant will be dependent upon the program:
This program is offered XX% through a federal grant of $$ for the current fiscal year from the U.S. Department of Education, with facilities and administrative support provided by The Pennsylvania State University.