Appeal & Complaint Procedures

If you feel that you have been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, or disability, or if you feel that you have been sexually harassed, complete the Office of Equity and Diversity Intake Form. You may then either mail it to our office, or make an appointment with our office and bring it with you to the appointment. For more information or to make a complaint, contact:

Director for Institutional Equity & Diversity
One University Plaza
Academic Hall 010, MS 3375
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
(573) 651-2524 Phone
(573) 651-2108 Fax
Office of Equity Diversity Intake Form

If you are not satisfied with the University's attempt to resolve your appeal or formal complaint or you have a general complaint with the University you may register a complaint with the Missouri Department of Higher Education or with our accrediting agency-Higher Learning Commission. Submit the complaint to:

Missouri Department of Higher Education: Call 573 526-1577 to indicate your desire to file a complaint and for additional information.

For students outside the state of Missouri:
You may appeal to Missouri's State Authorization Reciprocal Agreement (SARA) portal agency.

Higher Learning Commission


Academic Hall 010 - 011
Dean of Students Office
One University Plaza, MS 3375
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701