Students, employees, volunteers, and visitors who may have experienced or witnessed the following are encouraged to make an online report for review and response by the University:
- 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: Discrimination & Harassment Reporting (link)
- A violation of the Consensual Romantic Relationships Policy (link)
- Censorship of the right to free expression: Right to Free Expression Reporting (link)
To learn more about the associated policies, visit Policies & Related Information (link).
- An expression of perceived bias: Expressions of Perceived Bias Reporting (link)
To learn more about UMKC’s response to reports of perceived bias, visit Expressions of Perceived Bias (link).
Options are available for anonymous reporting; please note, anonymous reporting may limit the University’s ability to respond to the situation.
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 make a report by phone, contact:
Dr. Sybil B. Wyatt, Title IX Coordinator/Equity Officer: email@example.com or (816) 235-6910
Christi Roeder, Equity Assistant: firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 235-1323
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.
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).