Missouri State University is committed to providing all members of our community a place to study and work free from discrimination and harassment. All employees full-time and part-time to include faculty, staff, and students are required to complete their equity and diversity compliance training within the first 30 days of employment with the University.
The two compliance courses required for all employees are:
- Preventing Discrimination and Harassment
- Preventing Sexual Misconduct (Title IX)
Employees should complete their training through My Learning Connection which is accessed through the My Missouri State portal. Search under Compliance Training to locate and register for training sessions in My Learning Connection.
Other Compliance Training
Employees may be asked to complete other compliance training based on their job responsibilities or as directed by their supervisor. Some of the other compliance courses accessed through My Learning Connection include:
- Campus Security Training (CSA)
- Information Security Awareness Training
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy and Security Training
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Training
Additional Emergency and Safety Information
Please visit the University Safety website for additional information and resources on emergency response and safety topics.
Missouri State University’s annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University; and on public property that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and other drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Office of the Dean of Students, Plaster Student Union 405, 417-836-5527; Human Resources, Carrington Hall 315, 417-836-5102; or University Safety, 636 E. Elm, 417-836-8870 or by accessing the Clery Act Statistics.
Violence Against Women Act - Frequently Asked Questions
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) specifically prohibits the crimes of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. As a result, Missouri State University specifically prohibits employees from engaging in dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking in the workplace; or the use of University facilities, property or resources to engage in such activities. Employees who engage in dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking in the workplace; or who use university facilities, property or resources to engage in such activities are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. The University’s Title IX office can assist any employee who is subject to dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking by any individual, including but not limited to a member of the University community.
Missouri State University includes additional prohibited acts in its Title IX Policy on Sexual Assault, Stalking and Other Forms of Sexual Misconduct (Title IX policy). Employees who engage in any of the prohibited acts found in that policy will also be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment. The University’s Title IX office can assist any employee who wishes to file a Title IX policy complaint, or would like additional information regarding the Title IX policy.
Missouri State Alert
Missouri State Alert is the University's mass notification system, which uses a variety of methods to contact students, faculty and staff in the event of an emergency or school closing. Please visit this site to set up your contact information.
Safety Training and Videos
Missouri State University Safety has information and training videos for faculty, staff, and employees that provide guidance on surviving an active shooter situation and information on personal protection.
Compliance Training - Academic Purposes for MSU Students Only
Faculty can integrate the available training content into their courses on Blackboard, or students can directly access from the below links.
Faculty can have student's access the training modules from this location (see links below) and print off a certificate of completion for their class.
Students should make copies of their certificate in the event they need to verify their completion for subsequent courses here at Missouri State Universityfor their instructors. The completion information is not stored electronically for future access by the student. If students lose their copies, they will need to go back in and retake the training below to retrieve a certificate.
FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
HIPAA Researcher, Privacy, and Security Training
HIPAA Training for Researchers
The Missouri State University Institutional Review Board (IRB) requires all investigators (including student researchers) proposing to conduct research involving protected health information (PHI) complete HIPAA training. The university uses online training modules through CITI to meet this requirement.
If the proposed research involves protected health information (PHI), researchers must complete the online training through CITI. The Certificate of Completion, or Completion report, available at the completion of the training module is to be downloaded and attached to the application in Cayuse IRB.
Faculty, staff, and student employees (including graduate assistants) must access these training modules through CITI Health Information Privacy and Security (HIPS) Training. Please follow these instructions and if you have questions, contact IRB@MissouriState.edu.
HIPAA Privacy Training
HIPAA Security Training
HIPAA for Researchers Security Training
Mandated Reporting Training
The access and documentation of this training is set up for Academic purposes only.
Employees required to complete this training should access it through My Learning Connection to ensure their Employee Transcript is updated with their current information. Additional information about the training requirement is found in Op7.09 Guidelines for Faculty/Staff in Dealing with Reports of Child Abuse/Neglect.