Areas of Focus

Equity (link)
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.

Expressions of Perceived Bias (link)
UMKC provides support for members of our campus community who have experienced expressions of perceived bias, which may occur when someone has been subjected to harassment, bullying, stereotyping, microaggressions, abuse, marginalization, or any other form of targeted misconduct because they identify or are associated with a particular group.

Free Expression (link)
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 (link)
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.

Ergonomic Assessment (link)
UMKC is committed to providing employees with workspaces free from known or potential hazards and that will allow employees to be productive and comfortable.

Religious Accommodations (link)
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 (link)
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 (link)
UMKC provides reasonable accommodations to students and 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.