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Equal Opportunity Publication Policy

(approved by Board of Governors September 15, 2005, amended on September 15, 2006)

West Plains Campus Policy

Employment/Recruiting: Publications, Advertisements and Websites

Nondiscrimination Statement

Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. In addition, the University does not discriminate on any basis (including, but not limited to, political affiliation and sexual orientation) not related to the applicable educational requirements for students or the applicable job requirements for employees.

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

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity (EO)/Affirmative Action (AA) employer. Inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to Brenda Malkowski, Affirmative Action Liaison, Missouri State University-West Plains, 128 Garfield, West Plains, Missouri 65775, 417-255-7966.

EO statements for printed or electronic publications regarding employment, i.e. booklets, large brochures, newsletters, most advertisements, etc. (choose one):

  • Missouri State University adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, or on any basis (including, but not limited to, political affiliation and sexual orientation) not related to the applicable job requirements for employees in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University.
  • Missouri State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and all interested and qualified people.

EO statements for small printed or electronic publications regarding employment when space is limited, i.e. stationery, small advertisements, one-page brochures, fliers, etc. (choose one):

  • Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution
  • An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution
  • EO/AA (when space is highly limited)

The following statement can be added to any of those above:

  • Please contact the Office for Equity and Diversity to request reasonable accommodations during the employment process.

Student/Recruiting: Publications, Advertisements and Websites

Nondiscrimination Statement

Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. In addition, the University does not discriminate on any basis (including, but not limited to, political affiliation and sexual orientation) not related to the applicable educational requirements for students or the applicable job requirements for employees. This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America. The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to Brenda Malkowski, Affirmative Action Liaison, Missouri State University-West Plains, 128 Garfield, West Plains, Missouri 65775, 417-255-7966.

EO statements for large printed or electronic publications regarding student recruitment or Missouri State University academic programs, i.e. booklets, large brochures, etc. (choose one):

  • Missouri State University adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, or on any basis (including, but not limited to, political affiliation and sexual orientation) not related to the applicable educational requirements for students in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University.
  • Missouri State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. We encourage applications from all academically qualified people interested in educational opportunities.

The following statement may be added to either of the EO statements above in printed or electronic publications that focus on student recruitment:

  • To request accommodations due to disability please contact Disability Services, Plaster Student Union 405, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65897, 417-836-4192 (voice), 417-836-6792 (TTY).

EO statements for use in printed or electronic publications of course syllabi, course announcements, class schedules, etc. The Faculty Handbook requires faculty members to issue a written policy statement within the first week of classes summarizing the Nondiscrimination Policy and Student Disability Accommodation Policy and Procedures:

  • Missouri State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, and maintains a grievance procedure available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. At all times, it is your right to address inquires or concerns about possible discrimination to the Office for Equity and Diversity, Siceluff Hall 296, (417) 836-4252. Other types of concerns (i.e., concerns of an academic nature) should be discussed directly with your instructor and can also be brought to the attention of your instructor’s Department Head.
  • To request academic accommodations for a disability, contact Disability Services, Plaster Student Union, Suite 405, (417) 836-4192 or (417) 836-6792 (TTY) http://www.missouristate.edu/disability. Students are required to provide documentation of disability to Disability Services prior to receiving accommodations. Disability Services refers some types of accommodation requests to the Learning Diagnostic Clinic, which also provides diagnostic testing for learning and psychological disabilities. For information about testing, contact the Learning Diagnostic Clinic, (417) 836-4787, http://www.missouristate.edu/contrib/ldc.

EO statements for small printed or electronic publications regarding students or student recruitment when space is limited, i.e. stationery, small advertisements, one-page brochures, fliers, etc.:

  • Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution
  • An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution
  • EO/AA (when space is highly limited)

Programs/Events/Services: Publications, Advertisements and Websites

EO statements for printed or electronic publications regarding Missouri State University programs, events or services, i.e. booklets, large brochures, newsletters, etc.:

  • Missouri State University adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability or veteran status in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. In addition, the University does not discriminate on any basis (including, but not limited to, political affiliation and sexual orientation) not related to the applicable educational requirements for students or the applicable job requirements for employees.

One of the following options may be added to the EO statement above in printed or electronic publications that invite the public to attend an event on campus, including applications and program announcements, (i.e. camps, recitals, training announcements, etc.). These are usually accompanied by the universal accessibility symbols. Call the Office for Equity and Diversity if assistance is required to accommodate individuals with disabilities:

  • Missouri State University provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. Please contact (add name and number) at least (insert number) days prior to the program date in order that adequate arrangements are made. (Complete the information in parenthesis as it applies to your activity.)
  • Missouri State University provides reasonable accommodation with adequate notice. Please detail any request for reasonable accommodation on the application and submit by (insert the stated due date).
  • Missouri State University provides reasonable accommodation upon request. (This statement may appear with the universal symbols for accessibility and hearing amplification systems.)

Letterhead, enclosure slips, and newsletters must also include the following statement (choose one):

  • Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution
  • An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution
  • EO/AA (when space is highly limited)

Mixed Audiences: Neutral Policy Statement

All material intended for distribution must include either the first paragraph, in publications where space is an issue, or the entire following statement:

Missouri State University adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability or veteran status in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. In addition, the University does not discriminate on any basis (including, but not limited to, political and sexual orientation) not related to the applicable educational requirements for students or the applicable job requirements for employees. This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

Missouri State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Questions concerning compliance with regulations may be directed to the Office for Equity and Diversity, Siceluff Hall 296, 901 South National Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65897, 417-836-4252.

EO statements for small publications when space is limited, i.e. stationery, advertisements, one-page brochures, fliers, etc. (choose one):

  • Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution
  • An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution
  • EO/AA (when space is highly limited)

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