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Message from the Chancellor: Sept. 22, 2017

Changes in Title IX guidance


Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights today rescinded the 2011 Dear Colleague Letter and the 2014 Q&A on Title IX Sexual Violence. These guiding documents are an important component of Title IX practices at universities throughout the country.

At UMSL, our commitment to prevent sex and gender-based discrimination and sexual assault is more than compliance. It’s about the caring, ethical treatment of our faculty, staff and students. So while the Department of Education develops definitive direction on compliance, our commitment remains to create a safe environment, to provide fair treatment for faculty, staff and students, and to both work on preventative measures and respond aggressively to reports of sexual assault.

Please contact our Title IX coordinator, Dana Beteet Daniels, should you have any questions or need to file a report at 314-516-4538 or


Tom George