For faculty and staff

Inclusivity in the workplace

The University of Missouri is committed to providing a positive work and learning environment where all individuals are treated fairly and with respect, regardless of their status. Intimidation and harassment have no place in a university community. To honor the dignity and inherent worth of every individual student, employee, or applicant for employment or admission is a goal to which every member of the University community should aspire and to which officials of the University should direct attention and resources.
HR-505 Maintaining a Positive Work and Learning Environment

Respectful workplace

University of Missouri is committed to providing a respectful environment for all faculty, staff, students and campus guests. Federal laws prohibit discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age and disability; and the University of Missouri adds sexual orientation, disability or status as a protected veteran.  

It is every individual’s responsibility to create and maintain a pleasant, respectful environment. Keeping the following guidelines in mind will go a long way in accomplishing this objective:

  • Treat everyone from all levels, staff, administration, students, faculty, patients and visitors with respect.
  • Speak without judging, blaming or demeaning.
  • Listen with an open mind.
  • Avoid gossip, name-calling and offensive humor.
  • Recognize the benefits and value of a diverse workforce and student body.
  • Don’t attempt to impose your values, whether political, religious or cultural, on others.
  • Take responsibility for your own behavior.

Source: University of Missouri System Prevention of Employment Discrimination Training

The University of Missouri Statement of Values highlights the import of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.


EEO policies and laws

Inclusive reflections in lieu of public prayer

Campus Climate ResearchResults of the campus climate study conducted from 2001-2005

Climate Survey 2002-2007 Results (PDF)

MyLearn training — To access the training below, sign on to UM System MyHR, then click Self Service, Personal Information, HR Training-MyLearn

  • Religion, Faith and Belief by Phil Clements and Tony Spinks