Notice of Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity

Maryville University welcomes persons from all backgrounds and beliefs to join our staff and University Community. We seek to create and foster a sense of community that facilitates the development, both personal and professional, of all our members, including faculty, staff, and students. The University complies with federal, state, and local nondiscrimination and equal opportunity laws and strives to keep the University free from all forms of illegal discrimination and retaliation.

Maryville is committed to providing equal opportunities for all persons and does not discriminate or retaliate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, citizenship or intended citizenship status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law (“protected status”). This policy extends to admissions, employment, services, and educational programs and activities that the University operates and offers (collectively “programs and activities”).

Harassment, whether verbal, non-verbal, or physical, that is based on any protected status, constitutes a form of prohibited discrimination if it denies or limits a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from the University’s programs and activities.

This policy and the corresponding procedures applies to University administrators, faculty, staff, students, applicants for employment or admission, customers, contractors, third-party vendors and suppliers, visitors on campus, and other persons that participate in the University-sponsored programs and activities (collectively, the “University Community”) and may apply to allegations of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation that occur on and off campus and during normal hours of operation and during after-hours functions sponsored by the University.

As part of its commitment to equal opportunity, the University is committed to providing qualified individuals with disabilities with reasonable accommodations. Any student or prospective student with a disability, who requires assistance to ensure access to educational opportunities and the programs and activities, should contact Division of Student Success, Student Accessibility Support and Success Services located on the first floor of the library at 314-529-2884 or by emailing

Any current employee or individual applying for employment, who requires reasonable accommodations to complete the application process, and/or to perform the essential functions of the job, should contact Tammie Lorden, Human Resources Operations Coordinator, via phone at 314-529-9315 or via email at Guests to campus should contact Disability Services with any inquiries related to disability accommodations.

The University has designated Claudia Lyerly, Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator; the Director of Human Resources; and Student Accessibility Support and Success to coordinate compliance with discrimination laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Ms. Lyerly can be contacted via phone at 314-529-6721, via email at, and her office is located in Gander Hall. Student Accessibility Support and Success can be contacted using the contact information provided above. Human Resources can be contacted via phone at 314-529-9315, or via email at The Human Resources office is located in Gander Hall Suite 137.

The Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator, in some instances together with the Director of Human Resources, will establish a process for recording reports and carrying out investigations of allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Any person can file a complaint of discrimination with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights by visiting or by calling 1-800-421-3481.

Students, faculty, staff, and third parties should report a potential violation of the University’s anti-discrimination policy as soon as possible to the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance at:

Claudia Lyerly
Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141

Policy Revised September 30, 2020