Maryville University regards diversity and inclusion as core principles of our learning environment, and multicultural understanding as an essential measure of student success. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is actively focused on creating a campus community respectful of all identities and encourages our students to engage in meaningful cultural experiences throughout their Maryville journey. Please use this form to alert us of any incidences of bias you have been a victim of or have witnessed.
What is a Bias Incident?
Bias incidents are acts or behaviors motivated by the offender’s bias against age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Discrimination, harassment and retaliation on the basis of protected status (see the Notice of Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity for a definition of “protected status”) are strictly prohibited. Persons who engage in such conduct are subject to discipline up to and including termination or dismissal.
While some of these acts may be implicit and do not necessarily rise to the level of a crime, a violation of state law, university policy, or the Student Code of Conduct, a bias act may contribute to creating an unsafe, negative, or unwelcome environment for the victim; anyone who shares the same social identity as the victim; and/or, community members of the University. As such, the University is interested in hearing from you to address these concerns and better foster an environment where all community members are treated with dignity and respect. For further information on the University’s commitment to its stance against harassment and discrimination please review the Maryville Policy Against Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation and Complaint Resolution Procedures.
If you are concerned about the immediate health and safety of yourself or someone else, do not complete the online form. Please call 911 or Maryville University Public Safety at 314-953-9500.
Make a Report of Harassment and Discrimination here: https://maryville-advocate.symplicity.com/public_report/index.php/pid204325?
Your report will be received by the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance. Please leave your contact information if you would like to be contacted further about the incident.
Preventing prohibited discrimination, harassment and retaliation is the responsibility of all members of the University Community. All University employees, supervisors, and administrators who have not been designated as confidential employees because of professional or pastoral confidentiality, are considered responsible employees under the policy and must immediately report any complaints, reports, observations, or other information of alleged discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, to the designated University employee, even if that University employee is investigating the alleged discrimination as part of the University’s student or employee disciplinary process. Students, faculty, staff, and third parties should report a potential violation of this policy as soon as possible to the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) using the reporting form above or directly to:
Claudia Lyerly Ed.D.
Executive Director of Institutional Equity and Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
The University will respond to reports of potential prohibited conduct in an adequate, reliable, and impartial manner.
Public Safety Office: (314) 529-9500
Personal Counseling Services: (314) 529-9556
Office of Diversity and Inclusion: (314) 529-9434
Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance/Title IX Coordinator: 314-529-6721
Health and Wellness Center: (314) 529-9520