Missouri State University System is a community of people with respect for diversity and is committed to providing equal opportunity to its academic and work settings and ensuring its campuses are free of discrimination and harassment. The University believes a rich diversity of people and points of view enhances the quality of the learning, working and living environment at Missouri State University.
The office for institutional equity and compliance housed on the Missouri State University Springfield campus was established to provide leadership for the University's commitment and efforts to promote institutional equity and a diverse University community free of discrimination and harassment. They provide counseling, advice and information to all members of the University community in the shared effort to create a diverse and inclusive learning, working and living environment free of discrimination and harassment.
Although the office for institutional equity and compliance is formally charged with ensuring the University's compliance to federal, state and local affirmative action and equal opportunity laws, providing affirmative action and equal opportunity is the shared responsibility of all members of the University community.
For more information on equity and diversity on the West Plains Campus, please contact: Brenda Polyard, (BrendaPolyard@missouristate.edu), Affirmative Action Liaison, 128 Garfield, West Plains, Missouri 65775, (417) 255-7966.