Missouri Western State University engages in comprehensive educational programming to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment and stalking. The University promotes student health and safety through the use of a mandatory online training program for all new incoming students, transfer students, and student returning to their studies from a time prior to the Fall 2015 semester. A link to the course will be sent to students via their Missouri Western State University email.

As specific titles and programs may change from year to year, this mandatory training program will, at a minimum, cover the following topics:

  1. Identifies domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking as prohibited conduct under university policy;
  2. Defines what behavior constitutes domestic violence, dating violence and sexual assault, sexual harassment and stalking in federal and state laws in Missouri;
  3. Defines what behavior and actions constitute consent to sexual activity in the state of Missouri;
  4. Provides safe and positive options for bystander intervention that may be carried out by an individual to prevent harm or intervene when there is a risk of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment or stalking against a person other than the bystander;
  5. Provides information on risk reduction so that students and employees may recognize warning signs of abusive behavior and how to avoid potential attacks;
  6. Provides information on campus and outside resources, reporting options and procedures for making a complaint; and
  7. Provides an overview of information contained in the Annual Security Report in compliance with the Clery Act.

The required online awareness and prevention training is applied to all incoming, transfer, and returning degree seeking students who have not yet completed it.

To ensure that students complete the online course, registration holds will be placed on the student’s account three weeks prior to the first registration date for the following semester or term. The hold will be released within 24 hours of completing the course.

The Title IX Coordinator will notify students, via their Missouri Western State University email, of this requirement before the course is made available to them, and again before the registration holds are placed on students who have yet completed the course. Students will be sent automatic email reminders to complete the course.

Student employees will be presented an additional online module on an annual basis that covers the above-listed topics as well as information on their reporting responsibilities as employees.

Students who may have experienced sexual violence and believe this training may be harmful to their well-being may be exempted from the training by contacting the Counseling Center (816-271-4327) to schedule an appointment with a Counselor. During this time, the student will review highlights of the Missouri Western State University Sexual Misconduct Policy, while learning about helpful campus and community resources, within a confidential setting.

Students with disabilities who find this training to be inaccessible, please contact the Title IX Coordinator at (816) 271-4432 or amcgowan@missouriwestern.edu to request an accessible format.

Training Timeline

R3 Webinar_Ten Things to Know About the New Title IX Regulations  May 11, 2020,  Author – ATIXA

2020 Title IX Regulations as a Checklist   Author – ATIXA

Title IX & Sexual Harassment Response: Participants in Sexual Harassment policy process (Fall 2020)   July 23, 2020,   Author – Husch Blackwell LLP.

Final Title IX Regulations and Their Effect on Your Campus  May 11, 2020,  Author – Husch Blackwell LLP.

Handling Complaints under the New Title IX Regulations May 27, 2020,   Author – Title IX Solutions, LLC.

Informal Resolution of Title Complaints  June 11, 2020,   Author – Title IX Solutions, LLC.

Title IX Overview: Grievance Process Pool Training  August 9, 2020, Author – MWSU

11/3/17 Foundations in Title IX Workshop | Husch-Blackwell, Kansas City MO
11/1/17 SHARP Academy | Sexual Assault Response Training
9/26/17 35 Dumb Things People Say | CME , SGA
8/23/17 Faculty Plan Days | MWSU
8/22/17 Student Empower Plus – New Students | Online Title IX Training
8/18/17 Resident Assistant Training | MWSU
4/23/17 Alcohol Awareness/Title IX Presentation | Dr. Kerrie Herren, Assistant Principal, Park Hill South High School | Hosted by Phi Delta Theta | MWSU
4/3 and 4/4/17 Cultural Competency Training | Kirk Perucca Associates | CME
3/23/17 Standing in Your Truth: Stacey Lannert | Lecture | CME, SGA, CSI
3/7/17 An Evening with Natasha Ria El-Scari | CME
1/19-20/17 Advanced Title IX Investigator and Coordinator Workshop | Husch-Blackwell, Kansas City MO
1/11/17 Student Empower Plus – New Students  | Online Title IX Training
11/15/2016 Noor Tagouri – Speaker | CME
11/3/2016 “Audrie and Daisy” Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion
10/25/2016 Safe Zone Training | CME
8/26/2016 Athletic Training Staff
8/26/2016 New International Student Orientation
8/24/2016 Faculty Plan Days
8/18/2016 RA Training
4/9/16 T.A.K.E. Defense Workshop | MWSU | Griffon Indoor Sports Complex | Panhellenic co-sponsored with the St. Joseph chapter of Kiwanis. The T.A.K.E. Defense Foundation was established in the memory of Ali Kemp, a 19-year-old woman attacked and murdered in Johnson County, Kansas.
3/23/2016 Patience Jones, RAINN: “My Body Has A Big Mouth” | Women of the Future | MWSU
3/10/2016 Girls Rock – Celebration of accomplishments of women at MWSU and in the community | CME, Alpha Kappa Alpha | MWSU
3/9/2016 Stiletto Stomp – Learn Self Defense Moves while you are dressed to go out on the town | CME
3/8/2016 “The Mask You Live In” – Documentary and workshop on Masculinity | CME
3/3/2016 “A World of Difference: Living in a Woman’s Body” – A talk by Dr. Franke Wilmer | Pi Sigma Alpha | MWSU
10/18/15 Take Back the Night | Courtyard of the YWCA, at 304 N. Eighth St., St. Joseph, MO 64501
10/10/15 Reminder sent to students who have not yet completed Title IX training about the upcoming registration hold
2015-2016 Sexual assault prevention, domestic violence, sexual consent (MTV No More campaign) public service announcements | Presenter: Residential Life | Missouri Western Residence Halls Channel 80.1.
10/15/15 The Week Without Violence Conference | Presenter: Lundy Bancroft | Bancroft has 25 years of experience specializing in interventions for abusive men and their families. |Sponsored by YWCA St. Joseph, Buchanan County Prosecutor’s Office, Mosaic Life Care and MWSU
10/5/15 Consent poster campaign begins, with posters hung all around campus
9/30/15 Hispanic Heritage Banquet | Presenter:  Elizabeth Acevedo, Poet | Phenomenal poem about Sexual Assault and raising her daughter in this world. | MWSU
9/17/15 Second reminder letter sent to students from Vice President Meyer regarding online training
9/17/15 Standing In Your Truth Lecture Series | Presenter: Brian Banks | Exonerated Former Football Player With An Inspiring Story Of Injustice, Strength & Redemption | MWSU
The Hunting Ground Documentary | MWSU
8/18/15 E-learning module from Workplace Answers sent to all students
8/17/15 Letter sent to students from Vice President Meyer regarding online training
6/2015 E-learning module from Workplace Answers sent to all faculty/staff
1/30/15 Title IX Coordinator/Investigator Training | Husch Blackwell | Kansas City, MO
1/29/15 Advocate Tools & Settings that Support Title IX Workflow | Symplicity Webinar
10/2/15 “Domestic Violence: Love Isn’t Meant To Hurt” | Presenters: Drs. Curt and Christie Brungardt | MWSU