Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance


The Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance is a system-wide department charged with ensuring the University’s compliance with federal, state and institutional policy guidelines that promote a non-discriminatory and harassment-free environment. This includes investigating complaints of discrimination or harassment, making policy recommendations, advising units about hiring policies and processes, offering mandated training within the University community, ensuring educational and/or workplace support services for persons with disabilities, and monitoring compliance with the University's affirmative action initiatives.

The Office also supports and cultivates cultural competence and ethical leadership in all its aspects through compliance, education and training, and fostering inclusive excellence. Concerns about violations of Missouri State University anti-discrimination policies brought by any member of the university community are addressed by the Office. Since education is the cornerstone of this institution, the training of all employees and students to recognize and prevent discrimination in our academic environment is integral to creating and sustaining a culture that extends equal opportunity for all people to learn, work, and grow to their fullest potential.

Mission statement

The Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance is charged with promoting, sustaining, and advancing an academic, working, and living environment that is fair, inclusive, and welcoming for all members of the Missouri State University community.

Services provided

Major compliance and program areas

Outreach and training

  • Discrimination Awareness in the Workplace (online course)
  • Title IX: Roles of Responsible Employees (online course)
  • Relevant trainings as requested

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