Title IX

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Grantham University (Grantham) affirms its commitment to promote the goals of fairness and equity in all aspects of the educational journey. Grantham 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 https://www.stopbullying.gov/resources/get-help-now
  • 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 or photos between mobile phones, over the internet, or by other electronic means

Contact Information

The Title IX Coordinator acts with independence and without conflicts of interest. If you feel like you are a victim of discrimination or harassment based on gender or 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
16025 W. 113th Street
Lenexa, KS 66219

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

Pregnant and Parenting Students

Since the passage of Title IX, sex discrimination - including discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, and parental status - has been prohibited. Grantham University complies with all Title IX regulations, including those that state an institution who receives federal funding must not discriminate against any student on the basis of pregnancy or pregnancy-related conditions.

Any student is eligible for leave in the case of pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, and recovery therefrom for so long a period as deemed medically necessary by the student’s physician.

If you are a pregnant or parenting student who wishes to inquire about a leave, please contact the Title IX Coordinator (titleix@grantham.edu) to discuss what you may be entitled to under Title IX.

Title IX Training

Grantham’s Title IX training includes external training. The Title IX Coordinator has been trained on the various aspects of the University’s policies and procedures and has received the following training:

Title IX Training Series – modules 1-6; Thompson Coburn LLP

Module 1 - https://www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/tcle/presentation/detail/2020-07-28/title-ix-module-1-fundamentals-of-the-law
Module 2 - https://www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/tcle/presentation/detail/2020-07-28/title-ix-module-2-formal-complaints
Module 3 - https://www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/tcle/presentation/detail/2020-07-28/title-ix-module-3-investigations-informal-resolutions
Module 4 - https://www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/tcle/presentation/detail/2020-07-28/title-ix-module-4-hearings
Module 5 - https://www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/tcle/presentation/detail/2020-07-28/title-ix-module-5-determinations
Module 6 - https://www.thompsoncoburn.com/insights/tcle/presentation/detail/2020-07-28/title-ix-module-6-appeals