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20.24 / Designating University Title IX Coordinators and Associate Coordinators

Purpose:
The purpose of this statement is to designate the University officials who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance.

Preamble:
Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. In an effort to put in place and coordinate efforts to comply with and carry out institutional responsibilities under Title IX, the University is promulgating this policy.

1.  Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Natasha M. Stephens
Title IX Coordinator
Human Resources Center 116
316-978-5177
natasha.stephens@wichita.edu

Duties and Responsibilities: Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX compliance at the University, including coordination of training, education, communication and administration of all related policies and procedures. Complaints of discrimination on the basis of sex that are reported to the Title IX Coordinator will be investigated. The Title IX Coordinator will designate first-line responders to receive complaints and provide information regarding available resources as well as reporting and resolution options. The Title IX Coordinator will also designate Associate Coordinators in specific academic and administrative units to conduct outreach and provide information about addressing complaints of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, relationship violence and stalking.

2.  Title IX Deputy Coordinators

Vacant contact: Dr. Natasha M. Stephens
Title IX Coordinator
Human Resources Center 116
316-978-5177
natasha.stephens@wichita.edu

If you have a complaint against a WSU student for sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, relationship violence or stalking, you should contact the Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students.  The Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Students is the designee for Title IX compliance for matters involving students, including training, education, communication and administration of investigation procedures for all complaints against WSU students. The Title IX Deputy Coordinator can also designate and train selected Student Affairs staff to serve as investigators, under her supervision and as needed.

Vacant contact: Dr. Natasha M. Stephens
Title IX Coordinator
Human Resources Center 116
316-978-5177
natasha.stephens@wichita.edu

If you have a complaint against a WSU employee or a visitor to campus for sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, relationship violence or stalking, you should contact the Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Employees and Visitors. The Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Employees and Visitors is the designee for Title IX compliance matters involving complaints against employees and visitors, including training, education, communication and administration of investigation procedures. Students with complaints regarding employees or visitors should contact the Title IX Deputy Coordinator for Employees and Visitors. The Title IX Deputy Coordinator can also designate and train selected Human Resources staff to serve as investigators, under his supervision and as needed.

3.  Title IX Associate Coordinators

a.  For athletics contact: 
Rebecca Endicott
Senior Associate athletic Director and Senior Women's Administrator Intercollegiate Athletics
Charles Koch Arena, Room 201
316-978-5534
becky.endicott@wichita.edu

Student-athletes, coaches or administrators can contact Senior Associate Athletic Director/Senior Women's Administrator, Rebecca Endicott, for information about resources regarding complaints of
sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, relationship violence and stalking. The Associate Coordinator will refer complainants to the Title IX Coordinator. If you have a complaint about gender equity in the WSU athletics programs, you should contact the Senior Associate Athletic Director/Senior Women's Administrator, Rebecca Endicott, who is the designee for the Title IX compliance in matters related to gender equity in the WSU athletics programs.

b.  For university employees and visitors contact: 
Judy Espinoza
Director of Human Resources
Human Resources Center, Room 117
316-978-3540
judy.espinoza@wichita.edu

Employees and visitors can contact the Director of Human Resources, Judy Espinoza, for information about resources regarding complaints of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, relationship violence and stalking. The Associate Coordinator will refer complainants to the Title IX Coordinator. 

c.  For university faculty contact:
Dr. Linnea GlenMaye
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office of Academic Affairs
316-978-3540
linnea.glenmaye@wichita.edu

Faculty members can contact the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Linnea GlenMaye, for information about resources regarding complaints of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, relationship violence and stalking. The Associate Coordinator will refer complainants to the Title IX Coordinator.

Reporting:
To file a complaint of sex discrimination, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, relationship violence or stalking, contact one of the persons above. To report a sex-related crime that occurred on University property, contact: 

WSU Police Department
Campus Police Building
1845 Fairmount St.
Wichita, KS 67260-0003
(316) 978-3450

Additional Resources:

WSU C.A.R.E (Campus Assault Resources & Education) provides a list of on-campus and off-campus resources, information on your rights and the Title IX investigative process.

WSU Policies and Procedures Manual

3.02 / Notice of Nondiscrimination
3.06 / Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment, Relationship Violence and Stalking Policy for Employees and Visitors
3.19 / Prohibition of Retaliation
8.16 / Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence and Stalking Policy for Students

Implementation:
This policy shall be included in the WSU Policies and Procedures Manual and shared with appropriate constituencies of the University.

Effective Date:
September 15, 2011

Revision Date:
December 1, 2011
January 24, 2014
March 10, 2015
March 25, 2016

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