Sample Syllabus Statements

Example 1

The following statements are example statements for use on your syllabus.

University of Missouri policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, genetic information, disability and protected veteran status. Discrimination includes any form of unequal treatment such as denial of opportunities, harassment, and violence. Sex-based violence includes rape, sexual assault, unwanted touching, stalking, dating/interpersonal violence, and sexual exploitation.

If you experience discrimination, you are encouraged (but not required) to report the incident to the MU Office for Civil Rights & Title IX. Learn more about your rights and options at civilrights.missouri.edu or call 573-882-3880.  You also may make an anonymous report online.

Students may also contact the Relationship & Sexual Violence Prevention (RSVP) Center, a confidential resource, for advocacy and other support related to rape or power-based personal violence at rsvp@missouri.edu or 573-882-6638, or go to rsvp.missouri.edu.

Both the Office for Civil Rights & Title IX and the RSVP Center can provide assistance to students who need help with academics, housing, or other issues. 

Example 2

In the event that you choose to write or speak about having survived sexualized violence, including rape, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking Mizzou policies require that, as your instructor, I share this information with Ellen Eardley, MU Title IX Administrator. Ellen or her trusted colleague will contact you to let you know about accommodations and support services at MU as well as options for holding accountable the person who harmed you. You are not required to speak with them.

If you do not want the Title IX Administrator notified, instead of disclosing this information to your instructor, you can speak confidentially with the following people on campus and in the community. They can connect you with support services and help explore your options now, or in the future.

● MU Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention Center: rsvp.missouri.edu - (573)882-6638
● MU Counseling Center: counseling.missouri.edu - (573)882-6601
● MU Behavioral Health: studenthealth.missouri.edu/services/mental.html - (573)882-1483
● True North (24/7 crisis center and shelter): truenorthofcolumbia.org - (800)548-2480

If you are a survivor or someone concerned about a survivor and need immediate information on what to do, please go to RSVP.missouri.edu/get-help.