Institutional Equity and Compliance

Discrimination is illegal and runs counter to the objectives of Wichita State University. 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.

When members of our community -- whether students, staff, or visitors -- feel coerced, threatened, intimidated or otherwise pressured into granting sexual favors, their academic and work performance is likely to suffer. Such actions violate not only the dignity of the individual but also the integrity of the university as an institution for learning.

Title IX forbids sexual harassment and sex discrimination and holds all members of the university community responsible for promoting a positive working and learning environment. At WSU, all persons are free to discuss any problems or questions they may have concerning sexual harassment at the university without fear of intimidation or retaliation.