Sexual Assault: Prevention, Education and Resources

Missouri State University is committed to creating an academic and work environment free of sexual discrimination and harassment while valuing the dignity of all students, faculty and staff.

Sexual respect is consistent with our core value of inclusive excellence and our public affairs mission for all who learn, live and work at Missouri State University. Sexual discrimination is illegal, violates university policy and will not be condoned or tolerated!

Sexual assault and Title IX

The university does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities and it is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) not to discriminate. The University is committed to maintaining an environment that is safe and free from sexual violence, sexual harassment, and sexual assault including domestic or dating violence, and stalking.

Many people who are unfamiliar with Title IX believe that it applies only to gender equity in education and participating in athletics (sports). This is only one part of the law. Title IX also prohibits sex-based discrimination in colleges and universities receiving federal assistance — sexual violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment and stalking are expressly prohibited by the university’s policy on Sexual Assault, Stalking and Other Forms of Sexual Misconduct. Review additional relevant University policies.