3.02 / Notice of Nondiscrimination

  1. Policy

    Wichita State University does not discriminate in its employment practices, educational programs or activities on the basis of age (40 years or older), ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Retaliation against an individual filing or cooperating in a complaint process is also prohibited. Sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking are forms of sex discrimination and are prohibited under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Complaints or concerns related to alleged discrimination may be directed to the  Institutional Equity and Compliance Director, Title IX Coordinator or Equal Opportunity Coordinator, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260, telephone (316) 978-3187.

  2. Procedure

    1. Each University job advertisement shall contain a statement indicating that the University is an equal employment opportunity employer. Additionally, this notice of nondiscrimination (above) must be printed on all University publications including catalogs, newsletters, magazines, brochures, folders, posters and flyers. University publications includes publications of University affiliated corporations. Labor law posters are strategically located in buildings across campus to facilitate dissemination of the information to employees.

    2. Wichita State University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is

      1. in response to a formal complaint or charge,
      2. in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing or action, including an investigation conducted by the University, or
      3. consistent with the University's legal duty to furnish the information.
    3. Complaints or concerns related to alleged discrimination will be addressed under the applicable University policy:

      • 3.06 / Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Harassment, Relationship Violence and Stalking Policy for Employees and Visitors
      • 3.19 / Prohibition of Retaliation
      • 3.47 / Discrimination Review Procedures for Students, Employees and Visitors
      • 8.16 / Sexual Misconduct, Relationship Violence, and Stalking Policy for Students
    4. Individuals who believe they have experienced discrimination should contact the following:

      • Michael Irvin, Equal Opportunity Coordinator

        Wichita State University
        Human Resources Center, 110
        1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS 67260-0138
        telephone (316) 978-3186
        email: michael.irvin@wichita.edu

      • Sara Zafar, Title IX Coordinator

        Wichita State University
        Human Resources Center, 116
        1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS 67260-0138
        telephone (316) 978-5177
        email: sara.zafar@wichita.edu

      • Section 504/ADA Coordinator

        Wichita State University
        Office of Disability Services
        1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS 67260
        telephone (316) 978-3309
        email: disability.services@wichita.edu

      • Kansas Human Rights Commission

        900 SW Jackson, Suite 568-South
        Landon Office Building
        Topeka, KS 66612-2818
        phone: 785-296-3206 fax: 785-296-0589
        email: khrc@ink.org

      • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

        Gateway Tower II
        400 State Ave., Suite 905
        Kansas City, KS 66101
        Phone: 800-669-4000
        FAX: 913-551-6957
        TTY 800-669-6820

      • Office for Civil Rights, Kansas Office

        U.S Department of Education
        Office for Civil Rights
        One Petticoat Lane
        1010 Walnut St, Suite 320
        Kansas City, MO 64106
        Telephone: 816-268-0550
        FAX: 816-268-0599; TDD: 800-877-8339
        email: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov

      • Office for Civil Rights, National Headquarters

        U.S Department of Education
        Office for Civil Rights
        Lyndon Baines Johnson Dept. of Education Building
        400 Maryland Avenue, SW
        Washington, DC 20202-1100
        Telephone: 800-421-3481
        FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339
        email: OCR@ed.gov