Title IX Policies & Procedures

Missouri Western State University is committed to providing a learning, working, and living environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex. Missouri Western considers sex discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense. Sex discrimination constitutes a violation of this policy, is unacceptable, and will not be tolerated. Sex discrimination includes discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, gender identity, and failure to conform to stereotypical notions of femininity and masculinity.

Sexual harassment, whether verbal, physical, or visual, that is based on sex is a form of prohibited sex discrimination. Sexual harassment also includes sexual violence. The specific definitions of sexual harassment and sexual violence, including examples of such conduct, are available in the Missouri Western State University Sexual Misconduct Policy & Complaint Resolution Procedures. 

Missouri Western Values and Civility
Civility matters because treating each other with respect is intrinsic to building a campus community that exemplifies the Missouri Western values of service, quality, enthusiasm, freedom, respect and courage. Civility allows us to find our common ground and understand each others’ point of view. The menu on the right lists resources for students, faculty and staff. The student handbook outlines the conduct expectations for students attending Missouri Western.

Adam McGowan
Title IX Coordinator
231 Blum Union
4525 Downs Drive
St. Joseph, Missouri 64507
816-271-4557
amcgowan@missouriwestern.edu