As a premier international research university, the University of Kansas is committed to an open, diverse and inclusive learning and working environment that nurtures growth and development for all stakeholders. KU holds steadfast in the belief that an array of values, interests, experiences and intellectual and cultural viewpoints enrich learning and our workplace.
The promotion of and support for a diverse and inclusive community of mutual respect requires the engagement of the entire university. The Office of Civil Rights & Title IX has an institutional responsibility to enhance and strengthen diversity and inclusion at the University of Kansas and help create a safe and supportive campus environment.
The University of Kansas must continuously address issues of diversity and multiculturalism. Every member of the university community is expected to engage in action that leads toward the development of a more democratic and inclusive community. Proactive efforts towards increasing diversity and the elimination of discrimination are necessary in our university.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination in accordance with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, The Americans with Disabilities Act, the Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002, the Kansas Acts Against Discrimination and all other applicable civil rights and nondiscrimination statutes.
Specifically, 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, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy.
The University of Kansas Equal Opportunity Statement
The University of Kansas is proud of its goal to help all individuals realize their potential. To this end, the university is committed to providing an equal opportunity for all qualified individuals to be considered for employment, benefits and conditions of employment, educational programs and activities, regardless of race, religion, color, ethnicity, sex, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression or genetic information. University leaders and supervisory personnel shall recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles using only valid requirements related to the position functions.
A university community that provides equal opportunity in hiring and all conditions of employment will make significant strides towards the elimination of discrimination. Thus, the University of Kansas applauds every effort to create a positive working and learning environment for all individuals.