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Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Prevention

Scott Jones
Title IX Coordinator
Director of the Office of Institutional Equity
103 Edwards Hall

The Title IX Coordinator handles inquiries regarding discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence policies and complaints.

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On May 2-3, 2016, K-State's Office of Institutional Equity hosted The Consortium of Title IX & Equity Officers in Higher Ed.

Kansas State University welcomed members from 15 universities for the Consortium for Title IX & Equity Officers in Higher Ed to share best practices and innovative solutions to the topics of sexual violence and inequality in higher education. Download the May 2016 Conference Agenda (PDF).

Title IX

"No person in the United States shall,on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

-  Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act

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What is prohibited?

Kansas State University prohibits the offenses of sexual harassment and discrimination, various forms of sexual violence, stalking, domestic violence, dating violence, pregnancy discrimination, and gender identity/expression discrimination covered by PPM 3010. This website includes information describing K-State's efforts to investigate and respond to prohibited conduct, and also includes information pertaining to prevention, bystander intervention, and other educational opportunities at K-State. 

Domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are prohibited by PPM 3010 regardless of whether the conduct in question was related to a person's sex.  

What does Title IX require?

Title IX requires that the university not discriminate on the basis of sex under the education programs or activities it operates, subject to certain exceptions. To that end, it requires that the university adopt procedures that provide for a prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints that allege conduct prohibited by Title IX. The university does so through its PPM 3010 policy, which provides a fair, prompt, and equitable process through which the university processes all complaints of discrimination, including (but not limited to) discrimination in violation of Title IX, and investigates those complaints when warranted under that policy. 

Who is the Title IX coordinator and where to report?

Any employee, student, campus visitor or person who has experienced or witnessed discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, retaliation, domestic/dating violence, and/or stalking while participating in a university program or activity is strongly encouraged to report the incident(s) promptly.  All employees designated as Responsible Employees (administrators and supervisors) must report such complaints to the Office of Institutional Equity, or OIE, as soon as practicable upon notification or first-hand knowledge (including by e-mail if after regular business hours). 

In accordance with Title IX regulations Kansas State University has designated Scott Jones, Director of the Office of Institutional Equity as Title IX Coordinator. He is responsible to ensure university compliance with regulations, answer questions regarding Title IX and address concerns and complaints of non-compliance. 

Title IX Coordinator

Title IX Coordinator
Scott Jones
Director of the Office of Institutional Equity 
103 Edwards Hall


Deputy Title IX coordinator

Jill Shields, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics
Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Student Services, Senior Woman Administrator
K-State Athletics, Inc.
Vanier ALC

Office for Civil Rights
The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the division of the federal government charged with enforcing compliance with Title IX.