Providing and Maintaining a Safe Learning and Working Environment for Students, Faculty and Staff
The Office for Civil Rights Compliance implements the University’s discrimination grievance procedure and may help to resolve concerns through an investigation, informal resolution or by providing support measures. The Office for Civil Rights Compliance also provides consultation to departments, employees (for Title VII and Title IX concerns) and students (for Title IX concerns) to help ensure that programs and services comply with civil rights obligations.
Webster University is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity in the treatment of students, faculty and staff. The University considers employment, admissions, financial aid, programs and activity applications without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, creed, age, ethnicity or national origin, religion, genetic information, or disability.
Upon experiencing or witnessing discrimination, harassment, other than sexual harassment under Title IX, or retaliation in violation of the EEO policy, a person should report to the Office for Civil Rights Compliance by completing an HR Incident Report Form. The University’s Office for Civil Rights Compliance is responsible for overseeing the investigation of all discrimination, harassment or retaliation complaints for University employees, and those allegations will be handled in accordance with the Grievance Policy and Procedure.
Matters specifically involving allegations of sex- or gender-based discrimination, harassment, or other conduct prohibited by Webster University’s Title IX Policy on Sex Discrimination, Including Sexual Harassment involving employees, students and/or applicants for employment or student admission should be directed to:
Legally Protected Characteristics
- National origin
- Citizenship or immigration status
- Pregnancy, or use of protective leave
- Genetic status
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
- Gender expression
- Veteran or military status
Kimberley Bynum-Smith, MLS, PHR, SHRM-CP
Director, Office for Civil Rights Compliance and Title IX Coordinator
Erica Condra, BS, MA
Civil Rights and Title IX Investigator
Erica Condra has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Communications from the University of Central Missouri. She is also a three-time alumnus of Webster University, where she obtained a Master of Arts in Legal Analysis, a Master of Arts in Human Resources Development and a Paralegal Certificate. Condra is a seasoned investigator having over ten years of experience within the field. She previously served as an Institutional Equity Officer/Deputy Title IX Coordinator within the field of higher education. Condra has previous experience working for local, state and federal governments in criminal justice. She obtained her certification in CIT (Crisis Intervention Team), gaining tools to assist those in crises. Condra is a mentor and serves in the community as a St. Louis Junior League member and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated member.