Non-Discrimination Policies

Mississippi State is committed to equal opportunity in all areas of the university. MSU policies prohibit unlawful discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  

MSU policies also prohibit retaliation against any person who makes a good faith report of potential discrimination or harassment. Key documents include:

University Statement on Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination (OP 3.02)

This policy summarizes MSU’s commitment to non-discrimination in all university programs and activities, as well as in employment, and directs readers to other resources on issues ranging from Title IX to disability accommodation.

Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Policy (OP 3.03)

This policy describes the university’s mechanisms for preventing and responding to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in more detail. It provides avenues for reporting and explains the process for investigating and remedying claims of discrimination and harassment.