Policy and Prevention Concerning Sexual Assault


The University is committed to providing a safe learning and working environment for all.  Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX"), 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681, et seq. and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the University prohibits sex-based discrimination, including Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence, which occurs on campus or occurs off campus and has effects in the educational setting or at a University program or activity, and is directed toward any person enrolled as a student at the University, employed by the University, or involved in University programs and activities.  This policy also prohibits Retaliation against any individual for making a good faith report of any conduct prohibited under this policy. Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence is unlawful, undermines the character and mission of the University, and will not be tolerated.

Sexual assault defined.  "Sexual Assault" is an offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape as used in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. A sex offense is "any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent."


The University is also committed to preventing sexual assaults and providing tools and education to assist in such prevention.  The University engages in timely educational activities to inform members of the community about what sexual actions are unacceptable and how assaultive situations can be prevented and avoided.

  • The University of Kansas Police Department provides crime prevention and rape awareness information at student orientation sessions for all newly enrolled students at the KU Medical Center campus. The department also delivers educational programs periodically throughout each academic year that are accessible to the student population through appropriate scheduling.
  • KU Police Department, as well as the KUMC Equal Opportunity Office are available to deliver specialized programs about the prevention of sexual assault upon request. Both departments also work in cooperation with other training offered by organizations such as Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA).

Additionally, the KU Police Department is willing to escort you to your car or residence if you live in the immediate area around the campus. Call extension 85030 for this service and review the Police Escort Service for additional information.


Last modified: Jun 29, 2016