Civil Rights Laws
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.
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.
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.