About the Office

The omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in our community, and while our office remains open and staffed, we have implemented a remote work schedule that is intended to limit the spread of the virus. For this reason, we ask that you call our office at 417-836-4252 to schedule a virtual or telephone meeting with our staff BEFORE you come by. You may also report a complaint online and someone from our office will confidentially contact you to schedule a meeting.

Welcome to the Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance at Missouri State University

Missouri State university is a community of people with respect for diversity and is committed to providing equal opportunity to its academic and work settings and ensuring its campuses are free of discrimination and harassment. The university believes a rich diversity of people and points of view enhances the quality of the learning, working, and living environment at Missouri State University.

The Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance was established to provide leadership for the university's commitment and efforts to promote institutional equity and a diverse university community free of discrimination and harassment. We provide counseling, advice, and information to all members of the university community in the shared effort to create a diverse and inclusive learning, working, and living environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Although the Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance is formally charged with ensuring the university's compliance to federal, state, and local affirmative action and equal opportunity laws, providing affirmative action and equal opportunity is the shared responsibility of all members of the university community.