Students, employees, volunteers, and visitors who may have experienced or witnessed impermissible conduct are encouraged to make an online report for review and response by the University.
Please note – Any employee of the University, except those with a legal obligation or privilege of confidentiality, must promptly report all known information connected with a possible incident of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct (including sexual assault, stalking, or intimate partner violence) to the campus Equity Officer or Title IX Coordinator (see section below on Mandated Reporting).
Statement of Non-Retaliation: Fear of reprisal should not be a deterrent to reporting known or suspected misconduct. Retaliation includes any adverse action against a person because they have made a complaint in good faith or participated in a University process. The University prohibits retaliation against any person for engaging in protected activity.
- Discrimination & Harassment Reporting (link): Any form of protected identity discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, or a failure to accommodate a disability or pregnancy, or retaliation for participating in the complaint resolution process
To inquire about submitting a formal complaint of discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, which will trigger a formal investigation, including notice being sent to the individual(s) alleged to have violated University policy, contact the Office of Equity & Title IX (ETIX) at (816) 235-1771 or email us at email@example.com.
- Standards of Faculty Conduct Allegation Form (link): Inappropriate conduct on the part of a faculty member
- Office of Student Conduct and Civility (link): Conduct that may be in violation of our Standard of Conduct for students
- Bias Reporting Hotline (link) or (844) 946-1837: The University of Missouri System offers an alternative option to making a report of perceived bias to UMKC. Reports submitted through the Hotline are anonymous by default; self-identifying when making a report is optional. Please note: reports made using the Hotline will be routed through the same process as those submitted through the discrimination/harassment reporting form linked above.
Options are available for anonymous reporting for any of the above; please note, anonymous reporting may limit the University’s ability to respond to the situation.
To make a report by phone, contact our on-call team member at (816) 235-1771 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
To make a report in-person, visit the Administrative Center, 5115 Oak Street, Room 212 (Map It). Our 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 students to come forward with any knowledge or experiences related to discrimination or harassment, including sexual misconduct, students, including Complainants, Respondents, 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/Equity Officer. For more information, contact UMKC’s Title IX Coordinator/Equity Officer (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 equity, discrimination and harassment, bias, affirmative action, free expression, or other associated matters, you are encouraged to notify us by contacting a member of our team – Contact Us – Office of Equity & Title IX.
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 Equity & Title IX (ETIX) 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. 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 any employee of these offices, 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 Support (link).
For more information, visit Mandated Reporting (link).