Compliance & Reporting

Ethics Policies, Compliance, & Reporting

Baker University has an obligation and commitment to conduct business legally and ethically.

Compliance Statement

Ethics & Honesty

Baker University has an obligation and commitment to conduct business legally and ethically.

In keeping with this obligation, employees are expected to conduct themselves ethically and honestly. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of every employee to report illegal, unethical or improper activities.

Should you need to report a situation that may conflict with this statement, you are encouraged to speak with your supervisor, an appropriate management representative or Human Resources.

Residence Conduct Policy & Procedures

Anonymous Reporting Help Line

 

You may make an anonymous report by contacting the University’s anonymous reporting line online. or at 866.879.0422.

Notice of Nondiscrimination

It is the policy of Baker University to afford equal opportunity for all persons.

As such, the university will not discriminate based on an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, or other status protected by law, in admission to or employment in its education programs or activities.

See full notice of nondiscrimination below.

Notice of Accommodation

Baker University is committed to providing “reasonable accommodations” in keeping with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disability Act of 1992.

See full notice of accommodation below.

Full Notice of Nondiscrimination

Full Notice of Accommodation

Prohibited Harassment Policy

The university is committed to creating a culture of respect and providing an environment that values diversity and emphasizes the dignity and worth of every individual. As part of that commitment, the university strives to provide an educational and working environment that is free from harassment based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. Harassment in any form is prohibited and incidents of harassment are met with appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or expulsion from the University.

What constitutes prohibited sexual harassment?

What are examples of prohibited sexual harassment?

What constitutes prohibited harassment based on race and/or other legally protected status?

Examples of Racial and/or Other Harassment

How do I report violations of this policy?

What are the disciplinary consequences for violation of harassment policy?

State and Federal Reporting of Sexual, Racial, and Other Harassment

Grievance Procedure

Procedure for an Employee Initiating a Complaint

Procedure for a Student Initiating a Complaint

Procedure for Appeal

Complaint Procedure for Online Students Outside Kansas

Grievance Procedure

The following is the procedure for resolving complaints of alleged violations of equal employment opportunity, sexual harassment, racial harassment, other harassment, and reasonable accommodation policies

The university prohibits discrimination and/or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. This procedure should be used to report alleged violations of the University’s equal employment opportunity, harassment (including racial and sexual harassment), and reasonable accommodation policies.

Procedure for an Employee Initiating a Complaint

Procedure for a Student Initiating a Complaint

Procedure for Appeal

Complaint Procedure for Online Students Outside Kansas

Students with unresolved concerns regarding courses and programs authorized through the State Authorization Reciprocal Agreement (SARA) can download a Kansas Board of Regents SARA complaint form and follow the directions for submission.

Title XI

Sexual Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Sexual Exploitation, Relationship & Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, & Stalking (Title IX)

Sexual misconduct and assault, including rape, are violations of Baker University’s Standards of Conduct for Students and its sexual harassment policy as well as violations of the Kansas Penal Code. Members of the university community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from sexual violence. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others.

When accused students are found to have violated this policy, serious sanctions will be imposed. This policy is intended to define community expectations and to establish a mechanism for determining when those expectations have been violated. The sexual orientation and/or gender identity of individuals engaging in sexual activity is not relevant to allegations under this policy.

While a number of laws and regulations mandate how universities handle allegations of sexual misconduct and assault, it is impossible to set forth every scenario that could be a violation of this policy. Ultimately, the university has the discretion to determine whether or not the policy has been violated and impose appropriate sanctions for infractions.

For information on policies and procedures, such as filing a complaint, please view Baker University’s Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Stalking and Retaliation policy (Title IX, Title 9).

Contact

Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Cassy Bailey, Dean of Students
785.594.8431 (direct work line)
cbailey@bakerU.edu
Long Student Center, Room 200

Jeanne Clery Crime Reporting    

Campus Security Reports

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and recent congressional Higher Education Amendments, the following statistics are provided for your information. Each institution of higher learning is required annually to prepare a Uniform Campus Crime Report (UCCR), consistent with the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) System. The report is to reflect the crime statistics on the property of the institution for the preceding year

In compliance with the federal Clery Act, Baker University publishes an annual security report.

Violence Against Women Act

Under the leadership of then-Senator Joe Biden, Congress recognized the severity of violence
against women and our need for a national strategy with the enactment of the Violence
Against Women Act in 1994. This landmark federal legislation’s comprehensive approach to
violence against women combined tough new provisions to hold offenders accountable with
programs to provide services for the victims of such violence.

Fact Sheet

Registered Sex Offenders

In compliance with the Higher Education Act of 2002, information regarding registered sex offenders near campus may be obtained from the Baldwin City Police Department or State of Kansas or National Sex Offender Registry web links listed below. A Federal law, the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offenders Registration Act (the “Wetterling Act”), provides minimum national standards for state sex offender registration and community notification programs. This guidance concerns an amendment to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), 20 U.S.C. § 1232g, enacted by the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (CSPCA), which is § 1601 of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-386).

Fire Safety Report | Baldwin City Campus

The Campus Fire Safety Right-to-Know Act (s. 354) was passed in the United States Senate (July 2007). This act requires all college/university campuses nationwide to make public their fire safety information and statistics and all fire-related events to students and their families. This public disclosure is intended to inform current and prospective students of the fire safety programs and policies in place at Baker University and the institution’s state of readiness to detect and respond appropriately to fire-related emergencies.

Fire Safety Report 2017

Americans With Disabilities (ADA) Policy

Baker University is committed to providing “reasonable accommodations” in keeping with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disability Act of 1992. Students must provide appropriate documentation of the disability, which should include appropriate diagnostic testing and a recommendation form prepared by qualified personnel outside of Baker University. “Reasonable accommodations” will be determined by university staff in consultation with the student, faculty, and/or staff member. Accommodations are not retroactive.

Full Americans With Disabilities (ADA) Policy 

Who can I contact about the ADA policy?

FERPA Statement

Baker University maintains compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as amended. FERPA defines educational requirements, which are designed to protect the privacy of students concerning their records maintained by Baker University.

Full FERPA Statement

Release of Directory Information

Equity in Athletics Disclosure Report

Any coeducational postsecondary institution that participates in the Federal student financial assistance programs and has an intercollegiate athletic program is required by section 485(g) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1092(g) (also known as the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act or EADA) to prepare a report containing information regarding intercollegiate athletics. The EADA Report discloses athletic program participation rates and financial support data for a 12-month period and should be made available to students, prospective students and the public.  The report is available upon request from the Department of Athletics (nate.houser@bakerU.edu).

Voter Registration

For information regarding voter registration, please visit www.yourvoteyourvoice.org. To register to vote in Kansas, change your name or your address on your registration, affiliate with a political party or change your party affiliation, please fill out the online voter registration application.

If you are studying abroad and need absentee ballot information, please visit www.overseasvotefoundation.org.

If you have moved or changed your name since the last election, you must reregister. You need to put your current campus address on the form, e.g., Irwin Hall, Room 123, P.O. Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Student may register in the county of the school that they are attending full time.

Registration forms are also available at the following locations:

  • Baldwin City Hall, 803 8th Street, Baldwin City, 785.594.6427
  • Baldwin Post Office, 702 High Street, Baldwin City, 785.594.6561

Completed forms may be mailed or returned to the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS 66044. Forms must be received in the election office by the 15th day before an election in order to be eligible to be registered in that election.