Student Planner 2013-2014

Sexual Harassment

 

U.M. Collected Rules & Regulations, 330.060 - Executive Order No. 20, 3-17-81, rev. 7-1-81, 9-20-83, 3-93, 12-98

The University is committed to maintaining a positive learning and working environment for all members of the campus community. It is the responsibility of all faculty, staff, and students to help promote and maintain such an atmosphere.

The Collected Rules and Regulations of the University of Missouri define sexual harassment as either:

 

  1. Unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual activity by a University employee in a position of power or authority to a University employee or a member of the student body, or
  2. Other unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature by a University employee or a member of the student body to a University employee or a member of the student body, when:
    1. Submission to or rejection of such conduct is used explicitly or implicitly as a condition for academic or employment decisions; or
    2. The purpose or effect of such conduct is to interfere unreasonably with the work or academic performance of the person being harassed; or
    3. The purpose or effect of such conduct to a reasonable person is, to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment.

Filing a Formal Complaint

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD) has been designated by the Chancellor to assist faculty, students, and staff in filing formal complaints of sexual harassment. While the OEOD is willing to discuss issues informally, it is under an obligation to initiate an investigation if it is believed there are probable grounds for a case of sexual harassment.

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

 

Deborah Burris Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity 516-5695
Dana Beteet Daniels Specialist, Equal Opportunity and Diversity 516-5695