Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity

University of Missouri Equal Opportunity Policies

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Program

Sexual Harassment

Civil Rights Act of 1964

Maintaining A Positive Work and Learning Environment

Affirmative Action on Committee Appointments

Consensual Amorous Relationship Policy

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Other Related Policies
Policies Related to Students with Disabilities
Discrimination Grievance Procedure for Students
Academic Grievance Procedure


Laws
Missouri Law on Harassment on the basis of sex

Court cases
Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD) supports the teaching, research and service missions of the University of Missouri-St. Louis by providing services to the campus community which will ensure compliance with all federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws and regulations and promote campus diversity.


Equal Employment Opportunity Program

"The Curators of the University of Missouri do hereby reaffirm and state the policy of the University of Missouri on Equal Employment/Educational Opportunity.

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam era veteran."
(Source: UM System Collected Rules and Regulations, policy #320.010)

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Sexual Harassment
"This University of Missouri policy aims for an increased awareness regarding sexual harassment by making available information, education and guidance on the subject for the University community.

It is the policy of the University of Missouri, in accord with providing a positive discrimination-free environment, that sexual harassment in the work place or the educational environment is unacceptable conduct. Sexual harassment is subject to discipline, up to and including separation from the institution."
(Source: UM System Collected Rules and Regulations, policy #330.060)
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Civil Rights Act of 1964
"The Board of Curators, as a matter of policy, will comply with the provisions of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, and amendments thereto, as well as Executive Orders relative to Civil Rights duly issued by the President of the United States."

(Source: UM System Collected Rules and Regulations, policy #90.050)
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Maintaining A Positive Work And Learning Environment
"The University of Missouri is committed to providing a positive work and learning environment where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect, regardless of their status. Intimidation and harassment have no place in a university community. To honor the dignity and inherent worth of every individual -- student, employee, or applicant for employment or admission -- is a goal to which every member of the university community should aspire and to which officials of the university should direct attention and resources."

(Source: UM System Collected Rules and Regulations, policy #330.080)

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Affirmative Action On Committee Appointments
"As a part of the implementation of the Affirmative Action Plan of the University of Missouri, any person appointing any committee for the University or any campus, in selecting the membership, shall give due consideration to the inclusion in such membership of women and minorities unless membership thereon is ex-officio."
(Source: UM System Collected Rules and Regulations, policy #330.070)

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Consensual Amorous Relationship Policy
The University of Missouri promotes an atmosphere of professionalism based on mutual trust and respect. The integrity of interaction among faculty, staff and students must not be compromised. In that regard, consensual amorous relationships between members of the University community are prohibited when one participant has direct evaluative or supervisory authority over the other because such relationships create an inherent conflict of interest. Examples of such relationships that are prohibited include, but are not limited to, employee (faculty, staff or student)/student and supervisor (faculty, staff or student)/subordinate, when those relationships involve direct evaluative or supervisory authority. In such cases, the individual in the evaluative or supervisory position has an obligation to disclose the consensual amorous relationship to his or her administrative superior and to cooperate with the administrative superior in removing himself or herself from any such evaluative or supervisory activity in order to eliminate the existing or potential conflict of interest.
(Source: UM System Collected Rules and Regulations, policy #320.065)

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