Providing and Maintaining a Safe Learning and Working Environment for Students, Faculty and Staff

The Office for Civil Rights Compliance at Webster University implements University policies that prohibit discrimination and ensure compliance with state and federal civil rights obligations. The Office for Civil Rights Compliance is a central intake and referral resource for all matters that potentially involve protected class discrimination, sex and gender-based violence, or civil rights compliance. All employees are required to report known or suspected incidents of sexual harassment or sex and gender-based violence to the office, and all supervisors are required to report all forms of discrimination.

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 and students to help ensure that programs and services comply with civil rights obligations.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

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:

Kimberley Bynum-Smith 
Director, Office for Civil Rights Compliance and Title IX Coordinator 
200 Hazel, Office #5
St. Louis, MO 63119

Legally Protected Characteristics

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Age
  • Citizenship or immigration status
  • Pregnancy, or use of protective leave
  • Genetic status
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Gender expression
  • Creed
  • Religion
  • Veteran or military status
  • Disability

Office for Civil Rights Compliance and Title IX Staff

Kimberley Bynum-Smith

Kimberley Bynum-Smith, MLS, PHR, SHRM-CP


Director, Office for Civil Rights Compliance and Title IX Coordinator

Kimberley Bynum-Smith has been in her role as head of the Title IX Office since May 2019. Prior to that, she was the Human Resources Manager at Webster University. Bynum-Smith has nearly 20 years of experience in human resources. She served as a Title IX investigator during her tenure as associate director of human resources at St. Louis College of Pharmacy. She is a 2002 graduate of Webster University, where she earned her BA in Business Administration. Bynum-Smith earned her Master of Legal Studies with a concentration in Conflict Resolution from Washington University in St. Louis. Additionally, she holds PHR (Professional Human Resources), SHRM-CP (Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional), and ATIXA (Association of Title IX Administrators) certifications, and is a member of The Association of Title IX Administrators, the Society of Human Resources Management and the College and University Professionals Association.

Erica Condra

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.

200 Hazel Ave.
Phone: 314-246-7951