Equal Opportunity / Accessibility

Equal Opportunity

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System programs and employment are open to all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by applicable law. ACES, Alabama A&M University and Auburn Universities are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers.


The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is the civil rights guarantee for persons with disabilities in the United States. It provides protection from discrimination for individuals on the basis of disability.

The ADA extends civil rights protections for people with disabilities to employment in the public and private sectors, transportation, public accommodations, services provided by state and local government, and telecommunication services.

ACES is committed to a policy of non-discrimination in employment and education and complies with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities.

Contact for Accessibility, Employment Discrimination Questions, Concerns, or Complaints

Those individuals having questions, concerns or complaints about AAMU, AU, or ACES’s policies or practices related to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action should contact:

Alabama A&M University

Ms. Cassandra Tarver-Ross
Director/Title IX Coordinator
317 James E. Foy Hall
Normal, AL 35762
(256) 372-5835

Auburn University

Ms. Kelley G. Taylor
Director, Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employment
317 James E. Foy Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
(334) 844-4794

Ms. Chris McClendon
Director, HR & Strategic Partner Initiatives
105 Duncan Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
(334) 844-5531

Contact for Program Discrimination and Accessibility Questions, Concerns, or Complaints

Those individuals having a question, concern or complaint about ACE’s policies or practices related to discrimination or accessibility to programs and services should contact:

Dr. Paul Waddy
State Leader for Diversity and Multicultural Affairs
122 Duncan Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
(334) 844-5273

Alternatively, the USDA Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, through the Office of Adjudication, investigates and resolves complaints of discrimination in programs operated or assisted by USDA, including Cooperative Extension programs.

To file a program discrimination complaint, write a letter to:

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Director, Office of Adjudication
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-9410

Specific information about what to include in your complaint letter.