News and Statements

Dec. 1, 2015

New Office of Civil Rights & Title IX Created to Centralize Reporting and Investigations of Discrimination

The University of Missouri is creating a new office called the Office for Civil Rights & Title IX to centralize reports and investigations of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

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Nov. 23, 2015

False Social Media Accounts Claiming to Represent White Student Organizations

The University of Missouri has received reports regarding the formation of a “white student union” on campus. No such group exists among registered Mizzou student organizations.

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Nov. 15, 2015

False Social Media Posts Continue

Social media accounts purporting to be University of Missouri students continue to post racist and hateful speech in an attempt to divide our community. These posts are not made by Mizzou students.

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Nov. 14, 2015

Message From Interim Chancellor Foley Regarding Paris

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the citizens of Paris. We are deeply saddened, shocked and grieved by these abhorrent acts of violence.

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False Social Media Posts Regarding Attacks in Paris

Social media posts expressing dismay that the tragedy in Paris is diverting media attention from events at the University of Missouri are being made by individuals from outside the Mizzou community in an attempt to create conflict.

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Statement From Interim Chancellor Foley: Mizzou and Missouri are at the Nexus of Change

Although some people may perceive that Mizzou is in turmoil and what is happening here is negative, I want to tell you that it is not! We are proud of our students. They are passionate and committed. They care deeply about this place. What is currently happening at Mizzou is not turmoil; nor is it negative. The student activism this fall at Mizzou is positive.

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Nov. 13, 2015

Letter to Alumni & Friends

Suffice it to say, this has been a very challenging week at Mizzou. All of us who care for the institution have watched an international story unfold. We have heard from many of you, across the spectrum of viewpoints

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Letter from Provost and Interim Chancellor

Many of you have brought your academic expertise into our campus conversations about inclusion, diversity and equity, and you are actively organizing events and opportunities for engagement and learning. Thank you for your leadership.

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Statement to Mizzou Staff from Staff Advisory Council

The University of Missouri Staff Advisory Council is firmly united in Mizzou’s efforts to provide a safe workplace for all employees and an environment conducive to learning for all students.

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Heightened Information Security Awareness

The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) reminds everyone to be vigilant about not sharing personal information with people you don’t know. These attempts to obtain your personal information may come in various forms, including through “phishing” attempts (via email) or through anonymous phone calls.

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Nov. 12, 2015

Letter to Faculty and Staff from Interim President Mike Middleton

I am humbled and honored to serve as interim president of the University of Missouri System. It is a challenging time for our university, a time full of change and mixed emotions including confusion, concern, anxiety, anticipation, and hope.

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Statement Concerning Threatening Speech and the First Amendment

MU is committed to the First Amendment, free speech, academic freedom, and the robust exchange of ideas and knowledge. MU is also committed to its principles of non-discrimination and its four core values.

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UM Board of Curators appoints Mike Middleton interim president of the UM System

The University of Missouri Board of Curators today announced the appointment of former University of Missouri-Columbia Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton as interim president of the University of Missouri System.
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Vandalism at the MU Gaines-Oldham Black Culture Center

Last night, a vandal spray-painted over a portion of the MU Gaines-Oldham Black Culture Center (GOBCC) building’s sign. No students or staff were present in the building at the time.

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Nov. 11, 2015

Campus Safety Update for Mizzou Parents

As a valued partner in your student's safety, we wanted to share with you, below, the following message that was sent to students this morning regarding campus safety and the recent social media threats.


Statement from MU Leadership

Our campus has experienced significant turbulence, and many within our community have suffered threats against their lives and humanity. These threats are reprehensible.

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Statement to Mizzou Parents 

Last night there was a threat made on social media that campus and law enforcement addressed immediately,and working through the night, apprehended the alleged perpetrator.


Message to Mizzou Staff

Nov. 10, 2015

Chuck Henson named interim vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity

University of Missouri Provost Garnett Stokes announced today that Chuck Henson, associate dean for academic affairs and trial practice in the MU School of Law, has been named as interim vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity.

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Nov. 9, 2015

UM System President Wolfe resigns, MU Chancellor transitions to new role; UM Board of Curators announces significant diversity and inclusion initiatives

University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announced his resignation today after three and a half years in the position.

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