The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is an equal access, equal opportunity institution fully committed to diversity in education and employment, ensuring all reasonable effort is made to deliver and to provide access to Extension programs and services for all individuals All UMES students, employees, campus community, participants, and visitors are valued, respected, and have the opportunity to receive an equitable experience in an inclusive, welcoming environment of openness and appreciation.

UMES’ School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, UMES Extension, and the UMES Research and Experiment Station prohibit, in accordance with USDA policy, discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs).

If you or someone you know has experienced sex discrimination or sexual misconduct (prohibited conduct), the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIE) has options to support you and provide prompt, thorough, and equitable resolutions of all formal complaints of violations of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Policy and Procedures on Sexual Harassment, Other Forms of Sexual Misconduct and Gender-Based Discrimination. To do so, you can:

If you or some you know has experienced discrimination or harassment based on a protected class (race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or genetic information), covered by the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Policy and Procedures Prohibiting Discrimination you are encouraged to report the incident to the UMES Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIE). To do so, you can:

Supportive Measures (non-disciplinary, non-punitive, and are individually tailored to meet each individual’s unique needs) are available to individuals experiencing prohibited conduct, discrimination or harassment (Complainant) and to those accused of said conduct (Respondent).

Inquiries regarding the application of non-discrimination federal and state legislation, corresponding and applicable UMES Policies and Procedures may be referred to:

  • the Office of Institutional Equity & Compliance at 410-651-6135
  • Jason Casares (Title IX Coordinator, Fair Practices Officer, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer & ADA Coordinator) at
  • Alexandra Martin (Assistant Director for Civil Rights, Complaint Resolution & Deputy Title IX Coordinator) at

Requests for accommodations or alternate formats

UMES’ School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, UMES Extension, and the UMES Research and Experiment Station is committed to providing equal access to electronic information and data to individuals with disabilities comparable to individuals who do not have disabilities, in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d), as amended in 1998.

Individuals who may require accommodations or need to request an accessible alternate format (large print, high contrast or Braille documents) to access any content on this site are encouraged to contact or call 410-651-6135.

For language access, contact Alexandra Martin at

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