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The Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is responsible for coordinating UMSL's Affirmative Action Plan, monitoring the university’s compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and the investigation of discrimination and harassment complaints by students, faculty and staff against university employees.

The University of Missouri System's Commitment to Equal Opportunity

University of Missouri System is firmly committed to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and to compliance with all federal, state and local laws that prohibit employment discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. This policy (Section 600.010 of the UM Collected Rules and Regulations) applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations.

As a government contractor, University of Missouri System is also committed to taking affirmative action to hire and advance minorities and women as well as qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

In furtherance of University of Missouri System administration's policy regarding Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity, University of Missouri System administration has developed a written Affirmative Action Program which sets forth the policies, practices and procedures which the University is committed to applying in order to ensure that its policy of non-discrimination and affirmative action is accomplished. 

The programs are designed to be action-oriented, containing practical steps that are created to address the underemployment of these demographics. The most effective affirmative action plans also contain internal reporting and auditing systems that measure the progress that contractors make in assembling a workforce that would be expected if there is no discrimination.

Implementation of the UM-St. Louis AAP is the responsibility of the entire campus community.  Administrators, managers, faculty, and staff on all levels of the institution are expected to work toward the established objectives by aggressively implementing University affirmative action policies, procedures, and goals.  The AAP is certainly not all-encompassing and represents merely the bare minimum of efforts.  Departments are encouraged to develop additional initiatives in their respective areas.

UMSL's Commitment to Fair Hiring

The University of Missouri-St. Louis is committed to fair and equitable hiring practices. Our equal employment/educational opportunity policy (Section 600.010-UM Collected Rules & Regulations) requires us to consider job applicants' demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination based on their:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Ancestry
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Gender expression
  • Age
  • Genetic information
  • Disability
  • Protected veteran status
Academic Search Procedures

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion works in partnership with Human Resources and the Office of the Provost on hiring procedures for faculty and staff positions.

Value Commitment

“We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate."

More than Compliance

Faculty and Staff drive innovation, creativity and excellence. We believe that increasing faculty and staff here at the university will:

  • help us deliver the knowledge and skills our students need to thrive in the fast-changing, multicultural environment of the 21st century.
  • attract individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences that bring with them unique ways of seeing problems and possibilities.
  • create the type of intellectually stimulating environment that allows us to push the boundaries of current knowledge and generate groundbreaking research and creative products.

Recruitment/Hiring for Faculty

Recruitment/Hiring for Staff


ADA Compliance Form 

ADA Essential Functions Form 

Waiver Request Form Note: If considering a Waiver request, please consult with the ODEI [314-516-5695] prior to completing this form. 

When submitting, please include the waiver request form, a position description, and both ADA forms and email the required documents to smithtn@umsl.edu.