“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
We’re here when you need help.
Policies + Procedures
The Office of Title IX works to provide a wealth of resources for understanding, responding to, building awareness of and preventing violations of Title IX.
I want to make a report.
All reports of sex- and gender-based discrimination and harassment made to Stephens College are taken with the utmost seriousness. Reporters do not have to be the victim/survivor of the alleged offense in order to file a report.
If immediate crisis, call 911 or Campus Security Emergency at (573) 876-7299. For all other concerns, call the Title IX office at (573) 876-7250 (or Ext. 4250).
I need help.
It is the College’s goal to empower individuals who believe they have experienced an incident of sex- or gender-based discrimination, harassment or assault to make the decisions that are best for them.
I’ve been accused.
Being accused of sexual misconduct in any form can be a confusing and stressful experience. There are campus resources available to answer your questions and offer you support through the process.
I want to offer support.
When you want to help but you don’t know how, the Office of Title IX offers guidance.
I want to understand the process.
Filing a report can be a difficult step, but the Title IX office and the Resolution Team are available to answer all of your questions. Reports submitted online are sent directly and confidentially to the Title IX coordinator.
Meet the Title IX Coordinator
Shannon Blankenship Walls ’93
Shannon serves as the College’s Title IX coordinator and special assistant to the president. As Title IX coordinator, her primary responsibility is to provide support and oversight of the College’s efforts to ensure that its community is a working, living and learning environment free from sex-based and gender discrimination, harassment or violence.
As special assistant to the president, Shannon serves as the liaison for the President’s office for campus committees involved with management hiring and advancement and strategic initiatives. Shannon serves as the staff liaison for the Trusteeship Committee.
Shannon earned a B.F.A. in Theatre Arts from Stephens, and she began working at the College in 1995.
Shannon is married to Dick, a retired Columbia restaurateur. Together, they enjoy traveling and spending time with their dogs, Boone and Brody. They are avid fans of the Missouri Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals and Stephens Stars, and they frequent many of the local restaurants and arts organizations in Columbia.