Students, employees, volunteers, and visitors who may have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment or sexual misconduct in any form are encouraged to make an online report (link) for review and response by the University. Options are available for anonymous reporting; please note, anonymous reporting may limit the University’s ability to respond to the situation.
To make a report by phone, contact:
Office of Affirmative Action On-Call Line (M-F 9a-5p): (816) 235-1771
KC Atchinson, Title IX Coordinator/Equity Officer: email@example.com or (816) 235-6705
Christi Roeder, Equity Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 235-1323
To make a report in-person, visit the Administrative Center, 5115 Oak Street, Room 212 (Map It). Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to confirm availability of a staff member or to schedule an appointment.
Should I make a report if I was engaged in conduct that may violate UMKC’s Standard of Conduct for students? Will I (or my friends) get in trouble?
The health and safety of every student at the University is a top priority of UMKC. With that in mind, and with the intent to reduce barriers to reporting and encourage victims and witnesses to come forward with any knowledge or experience related to sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, student victims and witnesses may be granted amnesty from disciplinary action under 200.010 Standard of Conduct (link) for minor student conduct violations at the discretion of the Title IX Coordinator. The same is true for those students accused of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, if the disclosure of the violation(s) of 200.010 is related to their ability to respond to a formal complaint of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct. For more information, contact RISE or UMKC’s Title IX Coordinator (link).
Reporting to Law Enforcement
For immediate concerns regarding the safety of any person, dial 9-1-1.
To request assistance or report a crime to the UMKC Police Department, dial (816) 235-1515. You can also use the Rave Guardian app (link) to send a message directly to UMKC PD. For more information, view UMKC PD’s How Rave Guardian Works (link).
To contact the Kansas City (Missouri) Police Department for a non-emergency, dial (816) 234-5111. For information from KCPD, dial (816) 234-5000.
Questions and Concerns
If you have questions or concerns related to UMKC’s policies or processes as they relate to sexual harassment or sexual misconduct in any form, you are encouraged to notify us by visiting Questions and Concerns (link).
Mandated Reporting & Exemptions
Nearly all UMKC employees, including course instructors, department chairs, advisors, and other support staff, are required to report all information related to any known or suspected discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct to the Office of Affirmative Action and cannot offer confidentiality.
However, students may seek confidential support from RISE: Resources, Intervention, Support, & Education (link), Counseling Services (link), and Student Health & Wellness (link). Employees may access confidential support from RISE as well as the Staff Ombuds (link) and the Faculty Ombuds (link). Employees of these offices are exempt from mandated reporting so long as the disclosure of prohibited conduct occurs in a confidential communication while they are acting as support advocates, professional counselors, or medical personnel. An exemption does not extend to these employees when the disclosure is made in non-confidential setting. If you have a question about confidentiality when making a disclosure to RISE, Counseling Services, or Student Health & Wellness, you should first ask whether the exemption applies.
UMKC employees may also access confidential support by visiting the Employee Assistance Program (link).
For more options to disclose confidentially, visit Confidential Support (link).
For more information on Mandated Reporting, visit Mandated Reporting & Exemptions (link).