Making a Report

Students, employees, volunteers, and visitors who may have experienced or witnessed the following conduct are encouraged to make an online report for review and response by the University.

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.

To learn more about our policies related to discrimination and harassment, sexual misconduct, consensual romantic relationships, free expression, or our standards for faculty or student conduct, visit Policies & Related Information (link).

  • An expression of perceived bias: Expressions of Perceived Bias Reporting (link)
    • Reports may include conduct that subjects a person to harassment, bullying, stereotyping, microaggressions, abuse, marginalization, or any other form of targeted communication, based on age, sex, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, pregnancy, disability/ability, political affiliation, criminal history, socioeconomic status, immigration status, social/cultural perspectives, familial responsibilities, marital or familial status, veteran or military status, language or characteristics of speech, affectional or sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or nationality or ancestry, presence or absence of religion or creed or faith beliefs or spiritual beliefs, etc.
  • The University of Missouri System Bias Reporting Hotline (link) or (844) 946-1837 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 perceived bias reporting form linked above.
    • Reports may include conduct that discriminates, stereotypes, excludes, intimidates, mocks, degrades, threatens, harasses, or harms anyone in our University community based on actual or perceived age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy status, marital status, veteran or military status, or any combination of these factors

To learn more about UMKC’s response to reports of perceived bias, visit Expressions of Perceived Bias (link).

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) 235-61771 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.

If you are making a referral to the Office of Affirmative Action (Equity & Title IX) on behalf of a UMKC department/unit, please visit Referral Form (link).

To submit 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, visit Formal Complaint Filing (link).  Prior to filing a formal complaint, we encourage you to review the relevant policies (link) and speak with a member of our team (link).

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 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 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).