Title IX: Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policies

  • Non-Discrimination Policy

    KCU is committed to providing an academic and employment environment in which students and employees are treated with courtesy, respect and dignity. It is the policy of the University that no student shall, because of race, ethnicity national origin, color, creed, religion, age, disability, veteran or military status, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of or be subjected to discrimination in any program sponsored by the University. Inquiries regarding compliance must be directed to the Chief Compliance Officer, who is the coordinator of the University’s non-discrimination program. 

    Title IX & Gender Equity

    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCU) is committed to providing a learning and working environment that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex. KCU considers Sex Discrimination in all its forms to be a serious offense. Sex Discrimination constitutes a violation of this policy, is unacceptable, and will not be tolerated. Sex Discrimination includes discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, gender identity, and failure to conform to stereotypical notions of femininity and masculinity.

    Sexual Harassment, whether verbal, physical, or visual, is always inconsistent with the mission and expectations of KCU, and may constitute a form Sex Discrimination in violation of this policy. Sexual Harassment also includes Sexual Violence.

    It is KCU’s policy to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations, which prohibit Sex Discrimination in KCU’s educational programs and activities. Title IX and its implementing regulations also prohibit retaliation for asserting claims of Sex Discrimination. KCU has designated the following Title IX Coordinator to coordinate its compliance with Title IX and to receive inquiries regarding Title IX, including complaints of Sex Discrimination:

    Stacy Jackson
    Chief Compliance Officer
    1750 Independence Avenue
    Kansas City, MO 64106

    An individual may also file a complaint of Sex Discrimination with the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (”OCR”) regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by visiting the website or by calling 1-800-421-3481.