3.02 / Notice of Nondiscrimination

  1. Purpose

    To set forth the University’s policies on nondiscrimination.

  2. Policy

    ɫ (ɫ) 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. ɫ 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 ɫ policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding ɫ’s non-discrimination policies: the Associate Vice President and University Title IX Coordinator (Telephone: (316) 978-3186), Office of Civil Rights, Title IX & ADA Compliance. For inquiries, please call or visit the Office of Civil Rights, Title IX & ADA Compliance at (316) 978-3186, ɫ, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260, Lindquist Hall.

    ɫ 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:

      “ɫ 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 ɫ’s non-discrimination policies: the Associate Vice President and University Title IX Coordinator (Telephone: (316) 978-3186), Office of Civil Rights, Title IX & ADA Compliance. For inquiries, please call or visit the Office of Civil Rights, Title IX & ADA Compliance at (316) 978-3186, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260, Lindquist Hall.”

      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 Harassment, Discrimination and Retaliation for Employees, Students and Visitors
      • 3.19 / Prohibition of Retaliation
      • 3.47 / Discrimination Review Procedures for Students, Employees and Visitors
    3. Individuals who believe they have experienced discrimination or retaliation in violation of this policy should contact the following:
      • Courtney D. McHenry, PhD, CAAP, CDE 
        Associate Vice President and University Title IX Coordinator
        Office of Civil Rights, Title IX & ADA Compliance

        ɫ
        Lindquist Hall, Room 208
        1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS 67260-0138
        Telephone: (316) 978-3186
        Email: courtney.mchenry@wichita.edu
      • Crissy Magee, Section 504/ADA Coordinator
        ɫ
        Office of Civil Rights, Title IX & ADA Compliance
        1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS 67260
        Telephone: (316) 978-3205
        Email: crissy.magee@wichita.edu
      • Isabel Medina Keiser, Director
        Office of Student Accommodations and Testing

        ɫ
        1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS 67260
        Telephone: (316) 978-6970
        Email: isabel.medinakeiser@wichita.edu

      • 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

      • 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

    • Executive Order 11246

    • 41 C.F.R. 60-1.35(C)

    • 48 C.F.R. 52.222-26

  5. Revision Dates

    1. November 25, 2019
    2. May 3, 2022 (maintenance updates only)
    3. February 28, 2023 (maintenance updates only)
    4. August 22, 2023 (maintenance updates only)