If you have witnessed or experienced any bias within the Southeast community, we urge you to report the incident.

The University handles bias concerns with the utmost care. You can report anonymously or with your name.  

A bias incident is an act of intolerance which is committed against any person, group or property and which discriminates, stereotypes, harasses, or excludes anyone based on: 

  • race 
  • color 
  • ethnicity 
  • age 
  • socioeconomic class 
  • religion 
  • disability 
  • nationality 
  • political affiliation 
  • physical appearance 
  • language 
  • gender 
  • marital status 
  • pregnancy 
  • veteran status 
  • sex discrimination 
  • sexual orientation 
  • gender identity 
  • gender expression 
  • group affiliation

Title IX Compliance

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Southeast Missouri State University’s Dean of Students ensures the University adheres to Title IX policies.

Why should I submit a report? 

If we don’t know what’s going on, we can’t address it. You should submit a report: 

  • So we can help you, or others like you who might be in this situation 
  • So the University can get an accurate picture of the number and kinds of incidents that occur on campus and address them systemically  
  • So we can track over time what kinds of incidents are occurring (e.g., are we seeing more religious-bias incidents than we did five years ago?), and we can prioritize our efforts appropriately 

Who can submit a report? 

Anyone with knowledge of a bias incident on campus may report the incident using the bias incident reporting form. That includes faculty, staff, students, as well as parents, alumni, and visitors to campus. It doesn't matter if you don't know who did it. We want you to report it! 

Equity Initiatives
Office of Equity Initiatives
Academic Hall 010 - 011
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 3375
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701