Nondiscrimination Policy

The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions is also prohibited. The University’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, its admission and financial aid programs, and to all other aspects of its educational programs and activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence and sexual harassment (forms of sex discrimination) occurring both within and outside of the University context if the conduct negatively affects the individual’s educational or work experience or the overall campus environment. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited.

In addition, MU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in our education programs or activities, pursuant to Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106.

 Any person having inquiries concerning the University of Missouri’s application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact one of the following:

Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Manager
Lisa Barnum
1095 Virginia Avenue, Room 102A
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-6095

University of Missouri Office for Civil Rights & Title IX
Andy Hayes
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights & Title IX
Title IX Administrator
University of Missouri Division of Inclusion, Diversity & Equity
202 Jesse Hall
Columbia, MO 65211
573-882-2824

Visit us in-person or online:

Office for Civil Rights & Title IX
145 Heinkel 
Columbia, MO 65211
Main Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and by appointment

For information on how to report discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, as well as expressions of perceived bias and violations of the right to free expression, visit Making a Report.

Visit Know Your Rights  by the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, for information on the federal civil rights laws enforced by OCR that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities that receive federal funds from the Department of Education.