Statement of Non-Discrimination

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Grantham University prohibits all forms of discrimination, including harassment. Harassment consists of unwelcome contact, whether verbal, physical, or visual that is related to sex, sexual orientation, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, physical handicap, medical condition, disability, marital status, veteran status, citizenship status, or other protected group status by students, contractors, faculty, or agents of the University. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities in federally funded schools. Title IX protects students, employees, applicants for admission and employment and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity. All students are protected by Title IX regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, race or natural origin in all aspects of the institution’s educational programs and activities.

Grantham University takes all forms of harassment and discrimination very seriously. The following, but not limited to, are covered under the statutes of Title IX:

Sexual Harassment –

  • Unwelcome sexual behavior of any kind
  • Unwelcome sexual advances, verbal or non-verbal

Gender-Based Harassment –

  • Unwelcome conduct based on an individual’s actual or perceived sex
  • Inappropriate language based on gender identity or nonconformity with stereotypes

Sexual Offense –

  • Any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent

Sexual Assault –

  • An offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape as used in the FBI’s UCR program

Other Behaviors –

  • Cyber-bullying – use of electronic devices to harass or torment individuals
  • Stalking – a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to feel fear, either in person or electronically
  • “Sexting” – the act of sending sexually explicit messages between mobile phones

Contact Information

If you feel like you are a victim of discrimination based on sex and want to report an allegation or have questions involving Title IX, please email our Title IX Coordinator at the following:

Title IX Coordinator
Vice President of Compliance
16025 W. 113th Street
Lenexa, KS 66219

Grantham University will not retaliate against anyone who makes a claim of harassment or discrimination.