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Title IX Compliance at UMKC

Notice of Non-Discrimination

UMKC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, military status, veteran status, in admissions, educational programs or activities and employment. The University complies with all federal and state laws and University of Missouri System policy regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the state of Missouri Human Rights Act Chapter 213 RSMO.

Sex Discrimination, Harassment, and Assault

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:

“ No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal Financial Assistance” -Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulations at 34 C. F. R. Part 106. 

Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, assault, and/or violence.

Title IX is often thought of as the law that applies to athletic programs, Title IX is much broader than Athletics and applies to many programs at UMKC.

While compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility at UMKC, you can find a list of staff members below who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance.



Resources

Title IX Contact

Michael Bates

Director of Affirmative Action

batesmd@umkc.edu
816-235-6910


Related Links

Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

Email: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov