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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:

Julie Wengert

Dean of Student Success
Billingsly 347B
417-625-9532
wengert-j@mssu.edu

Evan Jewsbury

Director of Human Resources (Deputy Coordinator)
Hearnes Hall Room 217B
417-625-9805
jewsbury-e@mssu.edu

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

Lori Musser

Coordinator of Disability Services
Hearnes Hall 301L
417-625-9516
musser-l@mssu.edu 

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

Evan Jewsbury

Director of Human Resources
Hearnes Hall Room 217B
417-625-9805
jewsbury-e@mssu.edu 

Judy Wilmoth

HR & Workforce Development Management Manager
Hearnes Hall Room 217B
417-625-9527
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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