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Office of Institutional Equity

Office of Institutional Equity
103 Edwards Hall
1810 Kerr Drive
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6220
TTY or TRS: 711
equity@k-state.edu

Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation

Kansas State University will maintain academic, housing, and work environments that are free of discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), and retaliation. Read the university's full Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment, and Sexual Violence, Domestic and Dating Violence, and Stalking, and Procedure for Reviewing Complaints, PPM 3010. The policy defines discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic and dating violence, and stalking.

K-State uses an Administrative Review Team (ART) to investigate and resolve complaints. The team consists of:

  • An Office of Institutional Equity (OIE) staff member; and
  • A responsible administrator.

The OIE responds to reports and complaints or concerns about discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex (including sexual harassment and sexual violence), sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, ancestry, disability, genetic information and military or veteran status. OIE also responds to complaints of retaliation, stalking and dating/domestic violence. 

OIE staff interview individuals who report discrimination or harassment, organize an ART to evaluate the report and determine how to resolve the report.

If an investigation is warranted, the ART may prepare a complaint, inform the respondent, interview witnesses and obtain relevant documents, decide whether discrimination or harassment has occurred, and recommend appropriate sanctions and corrective actions, if necessary.

Protected Categories Under Civil Rights Laws

  • Race
  • Color
  • Ethnicity
  • National Origin
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity
  • Religion
  • Age
  • Ancestry
  • Disability
  • Genetic Information
  • Military Status or Veteran Status

Discrimination based on the above protected categories is prohibited.