Student Planner 2012-2013

Discrimination Grievance Procedure for Students


(U.M. Collected Rules & Regulations, 390.010 Bd. Min. 12-17-82, Bd. Min. 1-25-90, Amended Bd. Min. 10-16-03)

A. General:

  1. It is the policy of the University of Missouri to provide equal opportunity for all enrolled students and applicants for admission to the University on the basis of merit without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age or disability, or Vietnam era veteran status. Sexual harassment shall be considered discrimination because of sex. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a way as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.
  2. To insure compliance with this policy, all University of Missouri prospective or enrolled students shall have available to them this student discrimination grievance procedure for resolving complaints and/or grievances regarding alleged discrimination.
  3. This grievance procedure neither supersedes nor takes precedence over established University procedures of due process for any and all matters related to Academic Dishonesty, Grade Appeals, Traffic Appeals, Disciplinary Appeals, or other specific campus procedures which are authorized by the Board of Curators and deal with faculty/staff responsibilities.
  4. These proceedings may be terminated at any time by the mutual agreement of the parties involved.

The University has assigned the following staff members who will speak confidentially with students, faculty, and staff who believe they may have experienced discrimination:

D'Andre Braddix Office of Student Affairs 314-516-5211
Tanisha Stevens Office of Academic Affairs 314-516-5371
Deborah Burris Director, Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity 314-516-5695
Dana Beteet Daniels Specialist, Equal Opportunity & Diversity 314-516-5695
Lori Flanagan Director, Athletics 314-516-5661

NOTE: A grievance concerning specific incidents filed under this discrimination grievance procedure shall not be processed on behalf of any student who elects to utilize another University grievance procedure. In addition, the filing of a grievance under these procedures precludes the subsequent use of other University grievance or appeals procedures for the same incident.

The full text of U.M. Collected Rules & Regulations 390.010 is available from the Office of Equal Opportunity, the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, and on-line . It is also reprinted in the Bulletin. Professional staff members in these offices are available to discuss and explain these provisions in a confidential setting.