Office for Civil Rights and Title IX
The University of Missouri is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse community where everyone is welcome.
MU prohibits the discrimination and/or harassment of someone because of their:
- national origin
- sex (including pregnancy)
- sexual orientation
- gender identity
- gender expression
- genetic information
- veteran status
MU also prohibits retaliation for making or supporting a report of discrimination or harassment.
The Office for Civil Rights & Title IX:
- enforces the university’s non-discrimination policies
- educates the community about our policies and practices
- connects people to resources that can support them if they experience discrimination or retaliation
- listens to the concerns of the campus community
If you experience any form of discrimination or retaliation, you can make a report to the Office for Civil Rights & Title IX. We will contact you, discuss your options and rights, and can investigate whether university policies were violated.
If you are concerned about confidentiality or don't want an investigation, we will discuss any concerns that you might have.
If you witness discrimination or learn about discrimination from someone else, you can also make a report.
We investigate all forms of sex-based violence, including sexual misconduct (commonly referred to as sexual assault or rape), dating or intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual exploitation or invasion of sexual privacy.
Our office also investigates the use of racial or ethnic slurs to harass or intimidate. This type of conduct may violate the non-discrimination policy and/or the Student Standard of Conduct or Human Resources policies.
Report Discrimination or Retaliation
If you experience discrimination or if you are aware of any form of discrimination or retaliation, please make a report. Reports help us track patterns and improve how we educate the campus and help prevent discrimination at MU.
How to Report Online
Report discrimination or retaliation using the online incident report form. The information you submit will be sent directly to the Office for Civil Rights & Title IX.
Report By Email
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org describing the incident, including the date of the incident and the names of the people involved.
Report By Phone
Call 573-882-3880 to provide basic information to the Office for Civil Rights & Title IX. We will return your call.
Privacy and Reporting
We encourage you to share your name with us when you make a report.
Our first step is to contact the potential victim to discuss their rights and options, as well as any privacy considerations.
You generally are not required to share your name, but telling us who you are may help us investigate the matter or improve campus climate. There is one exception: University of Missouri employees who become aware of sex discrimination must report it and must provide their names.
The Office for Civil Rights & Title IX respects your privacy. It is up to you to decide whether you wish to contact the police. We typically only contact the police if you give us permission to do so – or if there is an imminent threat to campus safety.
The Office for Civil Rights & Title IX is new. We are coordinating non-discrimination and equity efforts throughout campus. As we get up and running, our primary partners in these efforts are: the Chancellor’s Diversity Initiative, the Title IX Office, the Office of Student Conduct, Office of Accessibility and ADA Education, MUPD, Human Resources, and the Provost’s Office.