All statements in this catalog are announcements of present policies only, and are subject to change without notice. They are not to be regarded as offers to contract. If you have questions or note errors or omissions, please contact the Office of the University Registrar. Below is additional information for items on which the University is required to make available.

Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

The University of Missouri complies with the American with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws and regulations. If you have a disability and need accommodations, please contact Disability Services, S5 Memorial Union, Voice (573) 882-4696, TTY (573) 882-8054, or e-mail as soon as possible so that appropriate arrangements can be made. For more information please visit the website at If you need this information in an alternative format (Braille, large print, or digital format), Disability Services can provide assistance.

Complaint Resolution

The University of Missouri desires to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an efficient, fair and amicable manner.  For details on procedures to file a complaint, please refer to the section on Complaint Resolution at

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act

The University of Missouri complies with the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act of 1994, Section 360B of Pub. L. 103-382. This act and accompanying federal regulations require that certain information with regard to intercollegiate athletics, including operation expenses, revenue, salaries and participation rates, be made available to current and prospective students and the public. This report is available from the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at (573) 882-6501.

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The University of Missouri policies and procedures adhere to this federal law. Students have the right to restrict the release of directory information. Directory information for MU is defined as: a student’s name, address, telephone listing, e-mail address, major field of study, student level, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, enrollment status in any past and present semester (i.e. full/part-time), and the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student.

To restrict this information, students should change their privacy settings in myZou or contact the Office of the University Registrar-Registration, 125 Jesse Hall. For the full policy, go to

Note: University of Missouri students can grant other users direct authorized online access to their student information in myZou, which may include academic information (including, but not limited to grades), account information, directory information and financial aid. See for more information. The University does not release grades to parents unless the student specifically authorizes it in writing in the Office of the University Registrar or a parent shows proof that the student is a dependent as defined in Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. “Parent” means a parent of a student and includes a natural parent, a guardian, or an individual acting as a parent in the absence of a parent or guardian.


The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veterans. Any person having inquiries concerning the University of Missouri compliance with implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IV of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or other civil rights laws should contact the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Human Resources Services, University of Missouri, 130 Heinkel Building, Columbia, MO 65211, (573) 882-4256, or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, US Department of Education.

Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) Consortium

Since 1981, students and faculty of the University of Missouri have benefited from its membership in Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). ORAU is a consortium of 96 colleges and universities and a contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. ORAU works with its member institutions to help their students and faculty gain access to federal research facilities throughout the country; to keep its members informed about opportunities for fellowship, scholarship, and research appointments; and to organize research alliances among its members.

Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), the DOE facility that ORAU operates, undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates, as well as faculty enjoy access to a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Students can participate in programs covering a wide variety of disciplines including business, earth sciences, epidemiology, engineering, physics, geological sciences, pharmacology, ocean sciences, biomedical sciences, nuclear chemistry, and mathematics. Appointment and program length range from one month to four years. Many of these programs are especially designed to increase the numbers of underrepresented minority students pursuing degrees in science- and engineering-related disciplines. A comprehensive listing of these programs and other opportunities, their disciplines, and details on locations and benefits can be found in the ORISE Catalog of Education and Training Programs, which is available at, or by calling either of the contacts below.

ORAU’s Office of Partnership Development seeks opportunities for partnerships and alliances among ORAU’s members, private industry, and major federal facilities. Activities include faculty development programs, such as the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Awards, the Visiting Industrial Scholars Program, consortium research funding initiatives, faculty research and support programs as well as services to chief research officers.

For more information about ORAU and its programs, contact:

Robert V. Duncan
Vice Chancellor for Research
ORAU Councilor for University of Missouri
Monnie E. Champion
ORAU Corporate Secretary (865-576-3306); or
Visit the ORAU Home Page (

State of Missouri Registration for Professional Engineers

The Revised Statutes of Missouri (Section 327.221) require that “all applicants for registration as a professional engineer in the State of Missouri after Jan. 1, 1977, be a graduate of and hold a degree in engineering in a curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).” Applicants who receive advanced degrees in MU’s engineering programs but who do not have a bachelor’s degree in an accredited engineering program are not eligible for registration in Missouri. Candidates for a graduate degree (MS or PhD) in engineering who want to establish eligibility for registration should consult with their academic program chair about a plan of study that also will lead to a bachelor’s degree in an ABET-accredited program. Further information about professional engineering registration may also be obtained from the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, P.O. Box 184, Jefferson City, MO 65102.

Veteran Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, Section 702

The University is compliant with the requirements of PL 113-146 the Veteran Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014, Section 702. Section 702 targets educational assistance through ensuring in-state tuition/in-district rates to uniformed services veterans and their qualified dependents covered under this Section.

These new requirements will ensure that our Nation’s recently discharged Veterans, and their eligible family members, will not have to bear the cost of out-of-state charges while using their well-deserved education benefits.

The following individuals shall be charged the in-state/in-district rate, or otherwise considered a resident, for tuition purposes:

  • A Veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill® – Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in the State of Missouri while attending a school located in the State of Missouri (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill®benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the State of Missouri while attending a school located in the State of Missouri (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor's discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in the State of Missouri while attending a school located in the State of Missouri (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school. The person so described must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or death described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.

Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Section 103

In compliance with Section 103 of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, the University of Missouri will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities. Further, the University of Missouri will not require that a Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 recipient borrow additional funds to cover the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations due to the delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.