Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

Equal Opportunity is and shall be also provided for all students and applicants for admission in compliance with existing legislation.

http://www.umsystem.edu/ums/rules/collected_rules/personnel/ch320/320.010_Equal_Employment_Opportunity_Policy

The Affirmative Action office is responsible for coordinating UMKC's Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity program, monitoring the University's compliance with federal and state laws, regulations and the investigation of discrimination and harassment complaints by students, faculty and staff against University employees. Additional information may be found on the Affirmative Action website: http://info.umkc.edu/hr/affirmative-action/ .