Policies and Compliance

Universities, like many organizations, are built on a solid foundation of bylaws, policies, and procedures. When they are well established and diligently reviewed, updated, and implemented, the organization runs smoothly, enabling its mission to be realized and its constituency, in our case, faculty, staff, students and the community, to be well-served. Weakness in bylaws, policies, and procedures is most apparent in times of change or crisis. At all levels, a solid foundation of rules enables smooth and effective operation.

EPA’s Notice of Non-Discrimination

Desert Research Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, or sex in administration of its programs or activities, and Desert Research Institute does not intimidate or retaliate against any individual or group because they have exercised their rights to participate in actions protected, or oppose action prohibited, by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7, or for the purpose of interfering with such rights.

Jennifer Schultz, Director of Human Resources, is responsible for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning non-discrimination requirements implemented by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7 (Non-discrimination in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency), including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 13 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (hereinafter referred to collectively as the federal non-discrimination laws).

If you have any questions about this notice or any of Desert Research Institute’s non-discrimination programs, policies or procedures, you may contact:

Jennifer Schultz, Director of Human Resources

2215 Raggio Pkwy, Reno, NV 89512



If you believe that you have been discriminated against with respect to a Desert Research Institute program or activity, you may contact Jennifer Schultz identified above or visit our website at dri.edu to learn how and where to file a complaint of discrimination.