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 these acts 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 (*Note: Non-discrimination language is taken from Maryville University Human Resources;) (https://www.maryville.edu/policies/university-policy-against-harassment-discrimination/).
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.
Report Bias Form
Your report will be received by the Dean of Students and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Please leave your contact information if you would like to be contacted further about the incident.
Duty to Report
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. Employees, supervisors and employees should provide complainants with information for filing a complaint of discrimination. Faculty, staff, and third parties should report a potential violation of this policy as soon as possible to the Human Resources Operations Coordinator at:
Human Resources Operations Coordinator
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
Students and prospective students should report a potential violation of this policy as soon as possible to the Assistant Dean for Compliance and Recruitment and Title IX Coordinator at:
Public Safety Office: (314) 529-9500
Personal Counseling Services: (314) 529-9556
Office of Diversity and Inclusion: (314) 529-9434
Assistant Dean for Compliance and Recruitment/Title IX Coordinator: (314) 529-9981
Health Center: (314) 529-9520