For the first time, anyone at Kansas University who becomes a victim of discrimination or harassment has one central place to call.
That would be the university’s office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, which opened at the beginning of the fall semester. And the number to call is 864-6414.
Before this year, reports of sexual harassment or racial discrimination from students, faculty or staff would have been directed to the university’s Department of Human Resources, or they may have been handled internally by an academic department, said Jane McQueeny, the director of the new IOA office.
“Now we have an office where this is what we do,” McQueeny said. “This is our passion.”