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Case Name Department of Education OCR Title IX Investigation of University of Kansas ED-KS-0001
Docket / Court 07-12-2007 ( No Court )
State/Territory Kansas
Case Type(s) Education
Case Summary
On October 14, 2011, the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) received a complaint alleging that the University of Kansas had discriminated against the complainant on the basis of sex in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Specifically, the ... read more >
On October 14, 2011, the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) received a complaint alleging that the University of Kansas had discriminated against the complainant on the basis of sex in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Specifically, the complaint alleged that the university failed to take prompt and appropriate investigative and remedial action in response to a report that complainant, a female student at the university, was sexually assaulted on the university's campus by a university employee.

The university entered into a voluntary Resolution Agreement on May 29, 2012, before OCR closed its investigation. As part of the Agreement, the university was required to revise its policies and procedures to ensure that students are not subject to a hostile environment on the basis of sex, to ensure that all incidents of sexual harassment of which the university has notice were promptly investigated and appropriate disciplinary actions were taken, and to provide all faculty and staff with Title IX training annually. The university also agreed to conduct a climate check to gauge the issue of sexual harassment on campus, and to provide programming to students to ensure that students were aware of the university's prohibition against sex discrimination. The university was also required to provide the individual complainant with a letter detailing its commitment to resolving her complaint, and to affirm its general commitment to a campus climate free from harassment. The university also agreed to report relevant data to OCR, and to ongoing monitoring until the terms of the Resolution Agreement were fulfilled.

Elizabeth Heise - 12/14/2018


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Affected Gender
Female
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Monitoring
Reporting
Training
Defendant-type
College/University
Discrimination-basis
Sex discrimination
General
Assault/abuse by staff
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Special Case Type
Out-of-court
Causes of Action Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. ยงยง 1681 et seq.
Defendant(s) University of Kansas
Plaintiff Description A female student at the University of Kansas who alleged that the university failed to promptly investigate after she was sexually assaulted on campus by a university employee.
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se Unknown
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Unknown
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration 2012 - n/a
Filing Year 2011
Case Ongoing No reason to think so
Additional Resources
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  Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: University of Kansas
Chronicle of Higher Education
Date: Dec. 28, 2018
By: Chronicle of Higher Education
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Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
Resolution Agreement
ED-KS-0001-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/29/2012
[Notification letter to complainant]
ED-KS-0001-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/30/2012
[Notification letter to university]
ED-KS-0001-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/30/2012
[Notification letter for the University of Kansas]
ED-KS-0001-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/20/2015
[Notification letter and data request for the University of Kansas]
ED-KS-0001-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/20/2018

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