MSU Policies

OIE reviews all concerns at the University related to two MSU policies: the Anti-Discrimination Policy and the Policy on Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct.  In addition, OIE reviews reasonable accommodation appeals under MSU's Disability and Reasonable Accommodation Policy.  Learn more about each policy by clicking the links at right.

Anti-Discrimination Policy (ADP)

The Anti-Discrimination Policy, or ADP, outlines the types of prohibited discrimination and harassment at MSU.  Under the ADP, University community members are prohibited from engaging in acts which discriminate against or harass any University community member on the basis of age, color, gender, gender identity, disability status, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or weight.

Policy on Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct (RVSM)

The Policy on Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct, or RVSM, is a subset of the ADP, which prohibits University community members from engaging in relationship violence, stalking, and sexual misconduct.  The RVSM also describes the process for reporting violations of the policy, outlines the process used to investigate and adjudicate alleged violations of policy, and identifies resources available to members of the University community who experience relationship violence, stalking, or sexual misconduct.

Disability and Reasonable Accommodation Policy

The Disability and Reasonable Accommodation Policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against a qualified individual with a disability.  The Policy describes the process for seeking reasonable accommodations to ensure equal employment opportunities and equal access to University programs, services, and facilities.

Protocols (PDF)

A protocol for coordination was designed to clarify the working relationship among the MSU's Office of Institutional Equity, Academic Human Resources, Office of Employee Relations in Human Resources, and unit leadership.