University of Missouri System
Bias Reporting Hotline

The University’s Commitment

The University of Missouri System is committed to institutional accountability, transparency and the protection of students, employees, patients and visitors. As an organization, we strive to promote and foster a culture that supports and expects professional, honest, and respectful interactions.

The University is committed to an environment where open, honest communications are the expectation, not the exception. We want you to feel comfortable approaching your supervisor or management in instances where you believe violations of laws, policies or standards have occurred.

Statement of Non-Retaliation: Fear of reprisal should not be a deterrent to reporting known or suspected misconduct. Retaliation includes any adverse action against a person because they have made a complaint in good faith or participated in a University process. The University prohibits retaliation against any person for engaging in protected activity.

The Bias Hotline does not replace or supersede existing reporting methods at the University. This secure and confidential reporting line is meant for the reporting of issues in situations where you do not feel comfortable speaking with a supervisor or other resource. Reports submitted to this line will be handled as promptly and discreetly as possible, with facts made available only to those who need to know to investigate and resolve the matter. See the EthicsPoint FAQs for more information.

Please Note: All reports submitted to this line are anonymous by default; self-identifying when making a report is optional. Upon submitting a report, you will be issued a Report Key that can be used to access the reporting system to securely view and respond to communication about your reported incident, without having to identify yourself. Please follow up on your report regularly to answer questions or provide requested information. Staying engaged in confidential report communication on the system will help the University gather additional information in support of thoroughly addressing the reported behavior. Regardless of the ability to investigate or resolve issues reported to this line, all reported incidents will be de-identified and included in aggregate in quarterly and annual reporting on diversity and inclusion, to assist the University in determining where additional support and resources may be needed.

What is a bias incident?

A bias incident can be defined as conduct that discriminates, stereotypes, excludes, intimidates, mocks, degrades, threatens, harasses, or harms anyone in our university community based on actual or perceived age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, citizenship, genetic information, pregnancy status, marital status, veteran or military status, or any combination of these factors. This definition is broader than unlawful discrimination or harassment, and is intended to serve only as a guide to determine what conduct falls into the category of bias incidents. It should not be used to interpret whether a law has been violated.

Resources and Support:

The University of Missouri provides resources and support to its community members affected by bias incidents through inclusion, diversity and equity services. Contact the offices below to seek assistance with or ask questions about discrimination or harassment issues, and to access additional related resources:

To Make a Report

You may use either of the following two methods to submit a report:

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  • Dial toll-free, within the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico and Canada:

After you complete your report you will be assigned a unique code called a "report key." Write down your report key and password and keep them in a safe place. After 5-6 business days, use your report key and password to check your report for feedback or questions.