Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schoharie and Otsego Counties is committed to diversity, equal opportunity and affirmative action in the development of its policies, programs, procedures and practices through its affiliation with Cornell University, and as a part of the national extension system through the United States Department of Agriculture.
CCE's mission, vision and values are entrenched in the principles of diversity, equal opportunity and affirmative action, and provide the foundation from which we operate.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Statement of Commitment to Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion
from the Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension
Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) has a strong, ongoing commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action in the development of its policies, programs, procedures and practices through its affiliation with Cornell University and as a part of the national extension system. Specifically, Cornell Cooperative Extension is committed to 1) equal opportunity for all staff and volunteers; 2) the elimination of discrimination based on federal, state and local protected statuses such as race, color, religion, political beliefs, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender/gender identity, transgender status, sexual orientation, age, marital or family status, protected veteran status and individuals with disabilities; and 3) the values of diversity and inclusiveness in employment and in educational programs. Employment and educational opportunities are accessible and provided to all persons. CCE believes affirmative action policies are an effective means of aiding groups that have been historically marginalized and excluded from equal access to opportunity.
Chris Watkins Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Last updated February 3, 2020