Office of the Vice
Chancellor for
Student Affairs
107 Norwood Hall
320 W. 12th St. 
Rolla, MO 65409
(573) 341-4292
stuaff@mst.edu

Viewpoint - Diversity and Tolerance

The Missouri University of Science and Technology seeks to accommodate and respect the views and perspectives of students that may conflict with the doctrine of a discipline and its normal methodologies in a way that does not compromise the learning experience.   We strive to protect students and professors, ensuring that they are judged on their abilities and performance rather than their viewpoint, political persuasion, or religious beliefs.  As such, the University welcomes intellectual pluralism and the free exchange of ideas.  

Academic decisions including grades should be based solely on considerations that are intellectually relevant to the subject matter. Neither students nor faculty should be disadvantaged or evaluated on the basis of their political beliefs. Any member of the campus community who believes he or she has been treated unfairly regarding academic matters has access to institutional process by which his or her grievance can be addressed.

Students may report concerns involving viewpoint diversity or tolerance to the student advocate within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs or by completing the Student Discrimination Grievance or Issues of Concern form located online at: http://communitystandards.mst.edu/grevianceform/index.html.


Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
107 Norwood Hall
320 W. 12th Street
Rolla, MO 65409
573-341-4292
stuaff@mst.edu

American Council on Education. Statement on Academic Rights and Responsibilities. June 23, 2005.  http://www.acenet.edu/AM/Template.cfm?Section=HENA&template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=10672