Areas of Focus

Equity 
UMKC prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, and any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. 
Additionally, UMKC works to ensure equity in all aspects of employee recruitment and hiring.

Free Expression 
UMKC fosters and maintains an educational environment that promotes free discussion, inquiry, and expression by students and employees, both inside the classroom and beyond.

Disability Access 
UMKC strives to be a welcoming environment for students, employees, volunteers, and visitors with disabilities in alignment with our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Religious Accommodations for employees 
UMKC provides reasonable accommodations related to religious observances and practices based on an individual’s sincerely held beliefs related to religion or the absence of religion.  

Title IX
UMKC is committed to creating an environment absent of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, stalking, and domestic and dating violence and abuse.

Pregnancy & Related Accommodations for employees 
UMKC provides reasonable accommodations to employees related to pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions, as well as adoption or placement of a foster child,  including adjustments to attendance requirements, course due dates, leaves of absence, and other similar modifications. 

Student accommodations related to pregnancy can be requested through Student Accessibility Services