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Greater Commitment

 

In 2010, the University of Central Missouri's Board of Governors committed our campus to the Strategic Governance Model for Student Success, an initiative that focuses our mission on a university-wide commitment to helping every student succeed at UCM. To help accomplish this goal, we developed the Learning to a Greater Degree strategic platform to increase the value proposition of the UCM experience.

One of the most meaningful aspects of our community is the diversity of our campus. As we continue to provide a strong, meaningful UCM experience, we are engaging in a “Greater Degree of Commitment” within our campus community to ensure that diversity is a shared value and student success is a shared responsibility. We support initiatives that are consistent with this value. View our stance on House Bill 3 which impacts "DACA Dreamers."

At left are a series of resources, services, programs, and supports that help define our “Greater Degree of Commitment,” and serve as areas of emphasis for 2016 and beyond at UCM. We have a campus defined by students, faculty, and staff who demonstrate this culture of commitment, and we must continue to make certain we are doing everything possible to provide an inclusive and celebratory campus community that values differences.

I encourage each of you to consider ways in which you can become an active and engaged in these and all other initiatives that define our commitment to help students experience Learning to a Greater Degree.

Dr. Charles Ambrose
University President

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Bias Reporting

If you have witnessed or experienced a bias incident that has occurred within the UCM community, please use the form below to report the incident 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 one or more of these:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Ethnicity
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Gender Expression
  • Socioeconomic Class
  • Political Affiliation
  • Physical Appearance
  • Gender Identification
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Language
  • Pregnancy
  • Disability
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Group Affiliation
  • Marital Status
  • Veteran Status
  • Sex Discrimination

Any act of oppression, such as graffiti, name-calling, threats, hate crimes or extreme examples of bias incidents—regardless of severity.

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Campus Eye

The Campus Eye app is available for students, faculty and staff to report pertinent information directly to public safety and campus facilities personnel. See the Mobile User App Guide below to get your user access code and for details on how to use the App.

The free, downloadable app features the ability to create a note describing the safety or security incident. Users may also take or attach a picture of the incident. The app automatically detects the location of the user and creates a map with a pin drop of the user's exact location. All content sent to respective college departments includes the sender's name and phone number along with the date and time of each report. Other app features let users set personal attributes, like if they are deaf and hard of hearing, visually impaired, or require the use of a wheelchair.

Campus Eye Mobile User App Guide 2.0.
Download the Apple version.
Download the Android version.

UCM sign-up code: ERPB

UCM Feedback Form

The University of Central Missouri is committed to creating a safe, student-centered, educational experience. To assist us in maintaining this environment, we ask students, employees, and campus community members to share feedback and concerns that impact on the Central community. 

UCM Feedback Form

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FAQs

What is the Greater Degree of Commitment?

The Greater Degree of Commitment is UCM’s way of working inclusion and a celebratory stance to all difference on campus. We will work as a community to change the culture of the UCM community by focusing on bringing all groups together, rather than separation.

What is the difference between inclusion and diversity?

Diversity is used to describe the differences between people. The word diversity in a higher educational setting is typically used to discuss social differences, such as race, socio-economic status, class, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, ability, intellectual traditions, as well as cultural, political, religious, and other affiliations.

What tools do you have to offer faculty for classroom inclusion?

Stay tuned for a faculty inclusion toolbox.

Will there be mandatory diversity training for faculty, staff, and students?

Training, as necessary, will be dictated by the university leadership.

Where can I get information on the complaint procedures for Title IX?

Please visit the Title IX page for more information.

 

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