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Equal Opportunity Policies


Missouri Law on Harassment on the basis of sex (PDF 11KB)


Court cases

Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) 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, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or status as a Vietnam era veteran."
(Source: UM System Collected Rules and Regulations, policy #320.010)

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Sexual Harassment (Title IX)

Sex discrimination is prohibited by University policy and law in educational programs, activities and employment. Title IX applies to all students, employees, volunteers and visitors at the University and prohibits sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and other forms of sex discrimination as defined in Section 600.020C of the Collected Rules and Regulations. Additionally, there is a specific application of Title IX in athletic programs to ensure gender equity and that women and men have equitable access to sports opportunities. As used in this policy, the word “sex” is also inclusive of the term “gender.” 

(Source: UM System Collected Rules and Regulations, policy #600.020)

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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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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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