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Title IX Manual

The purpose of this page is to educate students, faculty, staff, and the Lawrence community regarding Title IX requirements, research surrounding sexual trauma, and how the University of Kansas investigates and resolves Title IX complaints.  This page includes the following:

  1. What Title IX is and what the legal requirements are;
  2. The terms and definitions that apply to sexual harassment/violence cases; 
  3. Why Title IX matters and the role it plays here at KU;
  4. The reactions and effects sexual violence has on complainants;
  5. What research says about accused students;
  6. The impact of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and other factors influence on the hearing process;
  7. Stalking and Dating and Domestic Violence;
  8. The concept of consent as it applies to sexual harassment/violence;
  9. The role of incapacitation and its effect on consent;
  10. The role of force in sexual harassment/violence; 
  11. Student Conduct Hearing process;
  12. Types of information and what is admissible and relevant in a sexual harassment/violence case;
  13. Sanctioning;
  14. Framework for hearing cases


Notice of Nondiscrimination

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, TTY 711.


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To report an incident, fill out the Incident Report Form.

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