Equal Opportunity / Affirmative  Action


Equal OpportunityExternal Link is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. 

This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

On the MU campus, one administratorr has been appointed as affirmative action officer. Their responsibilities include designing and implementing an audit and review system that will (a) measure the effectiveness of the affirmative action program, (b) indicate any need for remedial action, (c) determine the degree to which objectives have been attained, (d) determine whether individuals with known disabilities have had the opportunity to participate in all MU-sponsored educational, training, recreational, and social activities, and (e) measure MU's compliance with the affirmative action program's specific objectives. Where the affirmative action is found to be deficient, MU will undertake necessary steps to bring the program into compliance.

The affirmative action officer is:

Lisa Barnum

Office of Civil Rights & Title IX

201 S. 7th St., Heinkel Bldg. Rm. 106

Columbia, MO  65211
Phone: 573-882-6095
E-mail: civilrights-titleix@missouri.edu