3.02 / Notice of Nondiscrimination

  1. Purpose

    To set forth the University’s policies on nondiscrimination.

  2. Policy

    Wichita State University (WSU) does not discriminate in its employment practices, or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of age (40 years or older), ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. WSU also prohibits retaliation against any person making a complaint of discrimination or against any person involved or participating in the investigation of any such allegation. Sexual misconduct, relationship violence, and stalking are forms of sex discrimination and are prohibited under Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, other federal law, and WSU policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding WSU’s non-discrimination policies: the Institutional Equity and Compliance Director (Telephone: (316) 978-3205), Title IX Coordinator (Telephone: (316) 978-5177), or Equal Opportunity Coordinator (Telephone: (316) 978-3186), each located at Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260, Human Resources Building.

    WSU 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. Administrative Procedures

    1. Each University job advertisement shall contain a statement indicating that the University is an equal employment opportunity employer. Additionally, all University publications, including catalogs, newsletters, magazines, brochures, folders, posters and flyers must contain the following language:

      “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, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding WSU’s non-discrimination policies: the Institutional Equity and Compliance Director (Telephone: (316) 978-3205), Title IX Coordinator (Telephone: (316) 978-5177), or Equal Opportunity Coordinator (Telephone: (316) 978-3186), each located at Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260, Human Resources Building.”

      University publications include publications of University affiliated corporations. Labor law posters are strategically located in buildings across campus to facilitate dissemination of the information to employees.

    2. 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
    3. Individuals who believe they have experienced discrimination or retaliation in violation of this policy should contact the following:
      • Christine Taylor, J.D., LL.M., Director Institutional Equity and Compliance
        Wichita State University
        Human Resources Center, 110A
        1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS 67260-0138
        Telephone: (316) 978-3205
        Email: christine.taylor@wichita.edu
      • Sara Zafar, J.D., 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
      • Michael Irvin, J.D., MPA, 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
      • Isabel Medina Keiser, Section 504/ADA Coordinator and Director of Disability Services
        Wichita State University
        Office of Disability Services
        1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS 67260
        Telephone: (316) 978-6970
        Email: isabel.medinakeiser@wichita.edu
      • Kansas Human Rights Commission
        900 SW Jackson, Suite 568-South
        Landon Office Building
        Topeka, KS 66612-2818
        Telephone: (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
        Telephone: (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
  4. Applicable Laws and Additional Resources