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Notice of Non-Discrimination

Statement on Nondiscrimination

Truman State University is committed to providing equal opportunities in our employment and learning environments.   Truman therefore informs its faculty, staff, student body, contractors and guests that Truman prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, religion, age, sexual orientation or veteran status in its programs and activities as required by equal opportunity/affirmative action regulations and laws and university policies and rules.

Truman’s Institutional Compliance Office is responsible for compliance with state and federal equal employment laws and affirmative action regulations.  This incorporates implementation of the University’s Affirmative Action plan including equal employment practices, monitoring and reporting.   If you believe you have been treated in a manner inconsistent with equal opportunity, contact the Institutional Compliance Office.

Truman prohibits discrimination based on sex in its education programs and activities including employment and admission.  The University has designated the Institutional Compliance Officer as the Title IX Coordinator and they are responsible for ensuring compliance with Title IX and addressing sexual and gender-based harassment, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and other forms of harassment based on sex and gender.   The University encourages reporting of all concerns regarding sex-based harassment and discrimination.

Truman prohibits retaliation against those who report discrimination or harassment or who participate in University investigations, proceedings or hearings of such reports.

Truman recognizes that individuals with disabilities are entitled to access, support and, when appropriate, reasonable accommodation.  The Institutional Compliance Officer is also designed to coordinate compliance with Section 504 and other state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability in admission, treatment and/or access to its programs and activities.

Individuals that desire to discuss an incident; make an inquiry regarding equal opportunity, affirmative action, Title IX, and/or Section 504; or make a report are directed to:

Ryan Nely
Institutional Compliance Office
Truman State University
Violette Hall 1308
100 E. Normal Ave
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 785-4354
titleix@truman.edu

The University has an effective grievance procedure in place to handle complaints of discrimination.   Complaints of discrimination, harassment, sexual violence and retaliation may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Office or https://titleix.truman.edu/make-a-report/.  Complaints may also be filed with Office of Civil Rights, United States Department of Education, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106, Telephone: (816) 268-0550 or by email at OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov  or with Missouri Commission on Human Rights.