Title IX Policy on Sexual Assault, Stalking, and Other Forms of Sexual Misconduct
Missouri State University (“University”) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the university.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities at educational institutions receiving federal funds. Title IX protects all members of the university community, as well as applicants for university admission or employment, from all forms of sex discrimination. Similarly, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits sex discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual assault) in the workplace.
The university is committed to maintaining an environment that is free from all forms of discrimination, including discrimination based on sex. Moreover, the university is committed to maintaining an environment that is free from domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, as contemplated by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (“Clery Act”), as amended by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (“VAWA”).
Accordingly, the university has established a Title IX Office (located in Carrington Hall 205 and available at 417-836-66810 or TitleIX@MissouriState.edu) that is responsible for investigating complaints of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and/or stalking brought forward by a member of the campus community against another member of the campus community. Such investigations will be conducted in a manner consistent with Op1.02-11 Sex Discrimination Policy and Investigation Procedures, which policy may be revised from time to time by the university’s administration with approval of the president.