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Equal Employment Opportunity
Policy Statement

Human Resources Department

Missouri Southern State University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, students, third parties on campus, and applicants for employment and admissions. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other legally-protected class, in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University, including, but not limited to, athletics, instruction, grading, the awarding of student financial aid, recruitment, admissions, and housing.

 Persons having inquiries concerning the University’s compliance with this policy or any laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination are directed to contact the following:

                                           Dr. Ronald Mitchell

                                           Dean of Students & Title IX Coordinator

                                           Billingsly Student Center 347

                                           Tel: (417)-625-9531

                                           Email: mitchell-r@mssu.edu

 

                                            Evan Jewsbury

                                            Director of Human Resources (Deputy Coordinator)

                                            Hearnes Hall Room 217B

                                             Tel: 417-625-9805

                                             Email: jewsbury-e@mssu.edu

 
For ADA/Section 504 related questions or concerns, please contact:

                                               Lori Musser

                                              Coordinator of Disability Services

                                             Hearnes Hall 301L

                                             Tel: (417)-625-9516

                                             Email: musser-r@mssu.edu

 For all other inquiries related to discrimination at the University, please contact:

                                             Evan Jewsbury

                                             Director of Human Resources

                                             Hearnes Hall Room 217B

                                             Tel: 417-625-9805

                                             Email: jewsbury-e@mssu.edu

 

                                             Judy Wilmoth

                                             HR & Workforce Development Manager

                                             Hearnes Hall Room 217B

                                             Tel: 417-625-9527

                                             Email: wilmoth-j@mssu.edu


No individual will be subject to any form of organizational retaliation, discipline, or other adverse action for reporting conduct in violation of the University’s nondiscrimination/EEO policy, assisting/cooperating in making a complaint, or assisting with the investigation of a complaint.  Any individual who believes they have experienced or witnessed retaliation should immediately notify the appropriate member(s) of the administration as identified above.   Those found to be engaging in any type of discrimination in violation of the law or University policy will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal or termination of employment.

Employees who feel that they have a grievance pertaining to any form of discrimination should follow the policy and procedures outlined in the following sections.

 

Approved by: The Missouri Southern State University Board of Governors

Date: July 2015

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