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Institutional Equity and Compliance Mission

Wichita State University strives to provide an educational, employment and contracting environment that reflects its mission and promotes a deep understanding and appreciation among the diverse members of the University community. It is essential that all members of the community feel included and engaged, and that the contributions of all individuals are respected. All members of the Wichita State University community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance is committed to preventing and eliminating discrimination or harassment based on race color, national origin, pregnancy, sex age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation or political philosophy.



  

 

 Civil Rights Laws

Title IX

Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in federal funded education programs and activities.   This includes, and is not limited to admissions, financial aid, academic advising, housing, athletics, recreational services, college residential life programs, health services, counseling and psychological services, Office of the Registrar, classroom assignments, grading and discipline.

» Information for employees or visitors reporting incidents of sexual misconduct (PDF)

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Title VII

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, prohibits discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Other Civil Rights Law

Executive Order 11246, as amended, prohibits job discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, prohibits job discrimination because of handicap and requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with handicaps who, with reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of a job.

38 U.S.C. 4212 of the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, prohibits job discrimination and requires affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified Vietnam era veterans and qualified special disabled veterans.

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, prohibits discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, protects qualified applicants and employees with disabilities from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, job training, fringe benefits, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment on the basis of disability. For more information, please visit the Americans with Disabilities Act website.

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, protects applicants and employees 40 years of age or older from discrimination on the basis of age in hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment.

The Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended, prohibits sex discrimination in payment of wages to women and men performing substantially equal work in the same establishment.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities which receive Federal assistance.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of handicap in any program or activity which receives Federal financial assistance.

The Kansas Act Against Discrimination. Protects individuals against discrimination by reason of race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin or ancestry

Consequences 

Wichita State University will not tolerate incidences of harassment, discrimination or sexual misconduct occurring on or off campus. When such an allegation is reported to an appropriate WSU official, protective and remedial measures will be used to reasonably ensure such conduct ends, is not repeated, and the effects on the reporting party and community are remedied, including sanctions (up to and including termination, suspension or expulsion, if circumstances warrant) when a responding party is found to have violated University policy. Students and employees who retaliate against individuals who report prohibited conduct will be subject to disciplinary action.

The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is in charge of enforcing Title IX. Visit the Office for Civil Rights official website for more information.

The Consortium of Title IX and Equity Officers in Higher Ed -