Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
September 2017 Update
On September 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education released interim guidance on Title IX.
We continue to be dedicated to providing an environment free from discrimination, harassment, sexual violence and retaliation. We reaffirm our commitment to our students, faculty and staff who work every day to support our communities.
As always, the University of Missouri System and our four campuses comply with federal guidelines and will review the guidance carefully to see if any changes in policies and procedure are necessary. We plan to engage our communities in discussion and feedback.
People facing discrimination, harassment, sexual violence or retaliation can file reports to the respective campus office:
- UMKC Title IX Office
- MU Office for Civil Rights & Title IX
- Missouri S&T Title IX Office
- UMSL Title IX Office
- UM System Title IX Office
Sex discrimination is prohibited by University policy and law in educational programs, activities and employment. Title IX applies to all students, employees, volunteers and visitors at the University and prohibits sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and other forms of sex discrimination as defined in Section 600.020C of the Collected Rules and Regulations. Additionally, there is a specific application of Title IX in athletic programs to ensure gender equity and that women and men have equitable access to sports opportunities. As used in this policy, the word “sex” is also inclusive of the term “gender.”
Definitions and examples of conduct prohibited under the Equal Employment/Educational Opportunity Policy:
- Sex Discrimination
- Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Misconduct
- Stalking on the Basis of Sex
- Dating/Intimate Partner Violence
- Sexual Exploitation
Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Sybil Wyatt
Director of Office of Affirmative Action
5115 Oak Street
Administrative Center 212
Kansas City, MO 64112
Duties and Responsibilities: Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX Compliance at the University, including coordination of training, education, communications, and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community.
University of Missouri
- Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct in Education/Employment Policy
- Standard of Student Conduct
- Rules of Procedures in Student Conduct Matters
- Equity Resolution Process for Resolving Complaints of Harassment, Sexual Misconduct and other Forms of Discrimination against a Student or Student Organization
- Equal Employment/Educational Opportunity Policy
- Violence Prevention Training for Students Not Anymore