April 21, 2020
Civil Rights: Non-Discrimination Statements in Social Media
Several people have had questions lately about using the non-discrimination in social media posts. As a rule of thumb, if you are advertising a program or service, the basic non-discrimination statement (below) should be incorporated into your post.
Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service
K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Think of social media as a virtual bulletin board where you hang your program and event flyers. If you would include the statement on a hard copy of an event or service flyer, it should be included on your social media post as well. Look to the KSRE Facebook page or the Difference Makers Facebook group for examples.
If people are being driven to a website to register for your event, the disability accommodation statement should be included on the registration site.
It would also be appropriate to include the non-discrimination statement and the disability accommodation statement in the About section of your local unit's Facebook page to provide general notice about all Extension programs.