Stephens College adheres to all federal, state, and local civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in employment and education. The College does not discriminate in its admissions practices (except as permitted by law), in its employment practices, or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of age, color, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status and all other classifications protected by law. The same principles apply to admissions policies and practices concerning women applicants to the residential undergraduate program. Any member of the campus community, guest, or visitor who acts to deny, deprive, or limit the educational, employment, residential, or social access, opportunities and/or benefits of any member of the Stephens College community on the basis of a protected class is in violation of the Policy on Equal Opportunity, Harassment and Nondiscrimination for All Faculty, Students, Employees and Third-Parties. 

As a recipient of federal financial assistance for education activities, Stephens College is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that all of its education programs and activities do not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex, sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status.  Sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking are forms of sex discrimination, which are prohibited under Title IX and by Stephens College policy. Any person may report sex discrimination (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to have experienced the conduct), in person, by mail, by telephone, by video, or by email, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator (below). A report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) at stephens.edu/titleix

Stephens College is committed to providing reasonable, non-retroactive accommodations to qualifying students, faculty and employees with disabilities as required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, as well as state law. Disabilities may include mental or physical disabilities that substantially limit one or more of a person’s major life activities, and which may require modifications to the programs, services or facilities of the College. Consistent with the law, Stephens College is not obligated to provide accommodations that are unduly burdensome or unreasonable, or that fundamentally alter the nature of the College’s programs.

Stephens College also prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internal or external to the institution. 

Within any resolution process related to this policy, Stephens College provides reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities and religious accommodations, when that accommodation is consistent with state and federal law.

Questions regarding Discrimination and Harassment Policies at Stephens College, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, including the application and/or concerns about noncompliance, should be directed to the Equity Compliance Team.

For a complete copy of Stephens College policy and resolution procedures or for more information, please visit stephens.edu/equity or contact a member of the Equity Compliance Team. 

Individuals who believe they have experienced discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation in violation of Stephens College policy should contact the following: 

Sex- and Gender-based Discrimination and Harassment
Shannon Walls
Title IX Coordinator
Stamper Commons Student Development Suite, Office 202
(573) 876-7250 or Campus Ext. 4250
Campus Box 2033
[email protected] or [email protected]
stephens.edu/titleix

 

 

Disability-based Discrimination and Accommodations
Sady Mayer Strand
ADA/504 Coordinator
Hugh Stephens Library, Office 216
(573) 876-7240 or Campus Ext. 4240
Campus Box 2111
[email protected] or [email protected] 
stephens.edu/ada

 

 

All other forms of discrimination and harassment
Shaashawn Dial
Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Stamper Commons Student Development Suite, Office 203
(573) 876-2321 or Campus Ext. 4321
Campus Box 2033
[email protected] or [email protected]
stephens.edu/dei

 

OR 

Director of Human Resources, Michael Bates
[email protected]
(573) 876-7172 or Ext. 4172
Campus Box 2036
LRW, Suite 311

 

A person may also file a complaint with the appropriate federal, state, or local agency within the time frame required by law.

External inquiries may be made to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C.  20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481
Fax: (202) 453-6012 
TDD#: (877) 521-2172
Email: [email protected]
Website: ed.gov/ocr

 

Office for Civil Rights, Kansas City Office
U.S. Department of Education
One Petticoat Lane
1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320
Kansas City, MO 64106
Telephone: (816) 268-0550
Fax: (816) 268-0559
Email: [email protected]

For complaints involving employees:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
St. Louis District Office
Robert A. Young Federal Building
1222 Spruce St.
Rm 8.100
St. Louis, MO 63103
Telephone: (800) 669-4000
Fax: (314) 539-7894
TTY#: (800) 669-6820
Email: [email protected]

 

 

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