Notices and Terms

Notice of Nondiscrimination

The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.

Any person having inquiries concerning the University of Missouri’s compliance with regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, or Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 may contact either the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Human Resources Services, University of Missouri, 1095 Virginia Ave, Room 101, Columbia, Missouri 65211, (573) 882-4256; or the Manager, MU Equity/Title IX Coordinator, University of Missouri, Memorial Union S303, Columbia, Missouri 65211, (573) 882-9069.

The Assistant Vice Chancellor, Human Resource Services (MU) and the Manager, MU Equity/Title IX Coordinator have been designated by the University to coordinate the institution’s efforts to comply with the aforementioned regulations. Any person may also contact the assistant secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding the institution’s compliance with these regulations.

 Accessibility Policy

The University of Missouri complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you have a disability, reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate your special needs. For more information about the rights of people with disabilities, please visit Students who need assistance should contact the appropriate office below.

High School:

Mizzou Academy / MU High School
Room 306 Clark Hall
Columbia, MO 65211-4390

Phone: 1.855.256.4975 (toll-free)


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of educational records; to establish the rights of students to inspect and review their education records; and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading data through informal and formal hearings. The law applies to any individual who is or has been in attendance at an institution and regarding whom the institution maintains educational records.

Once students have matriculated to the University of Missouri, i.e. enrolled in course work, FERPA rights transfer to the student, regardless of the student’s age.

2018-18 FERPA Notice

Primary rights under FERPA

  1. To inspect and review educational records
  2. To seek to amend educational records through informal and formal hearings
  3. To have some control over the release of information about educational records

Educational records contain information that is directly related to a student and are maintained by an educational agency or institution, or by a third party acting on the behalf of the agency or institution.

Examples include:

  1. Handwritten notes,
  2. Computer files/generated information,
  3. Printed information,
  4. Video or audio tapes,
  5. Film,
  6. Microfilm or microfiche, and
  7. Any information maintained in any way about a student.

 Unless covered by an exception, staff may not release:

  1. Social Security number,
  2. Student number,
  3. Race/ethnicity/nationality,
  4. Gender,
  5. Grades, or
  6. Other personally identifiable information without written consent or when covered by an exception.

 It is the policy of The Curators of the University of Missouri that individually identifiable information obtained from internet credit card transactions may only be used for assisting in completing a card transaction, for fraud control services, for loyalty programs, or as specifically agreed to by the PCI Council or Visa or as required by applicable law.

The Children’s Online Privacy Act of 1998 (COPPA)

You must be 13 years of age or older to provide us with information to help us serve your needs. If you are younger than 13, please ask a parent to provide your information for you.

Online Privacy Statement and Website Information