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About the MU Equity Office

The MU Equity Office works with MU faculty, staff, and students who believe they may have been subjected to unfair or inequitable treatment for any reason.

Our office seeks to address bias, including but not limited to discrimination on the basis of considerations prohibited by law or official university policy. We assist individuals who believe they may have been harassed or treated differently from others in the same situation. More about MU Equity Office staff and services.

Get Help: Informal Investigations

The Equity Office fills the gap between grievance and mediation by addressing problems within the administrative structure but without the constraints of a formal process. More about investigations.


Report a Bias Incident

If you have witnessed or experienced an act committed against any person, group, or property which you believe discriminates, stereotypes, harasses, or excludes anyone based on some part of their identity, please use this online form to report the incident.

Show Me Respect

Show Me Respect: Promoting Civility at the University of Missouri

The Show Me Respect project seeks to create a culture of civility at the University of Missouri. Find out what you can do in your area to make the University a better place for everyone to work and learn.

You Be the Judge!

An employee of Public University wrote an op-ed piece for the city newspaper about partner benefits. She opined that the gay-rights movement is not comparable to the civil rights movement; gay people have chosen a "homosexual lifestyle" in contrast to African-Americans like her who are protected from discrimination based on immutable characteristics. By extension, it was clear that she believed that civil rights protections should not apply to members of the LGBT community. At no time did this employee identify herself as the university's associate vice president for human resources. Her statement contradicted several university policies that she was responsible for enforcing. The university terminated her employment. She sued and the lower court dismissed the case. If you were the judge, would you allow this case to go to trial?

MU Has a new Title IX Office

The MU Title IX Office exists to help students, faculty, staff and visitors get the support they need if they experience sex-based discrimination including: sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, stalking on the basis of sex, intimate partner/relationship violence, sexual exploitation. Find out more: title9.missouri.edu external link

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Last Updated: October 22, 2014