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Reporting incidents of sexual assault, sexual harassment or discrimination

Institutional Opportunity and Access (IOA)​
The Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access (IOA) is responsible for administering the University of Kansas equal opportunity and non-discrimination policies and procedures, as well as, encouraging a campus climate of respect and understanding of all aspects of the human experience.

CARE Coordinator - Merrill Evans (Confidential Resource)
Campus Assistance, Resource and Education Coordinator; The primary role is to coordinate support services for individuals (both victims and alleged perpetrators) impacted by sexual assault, sexual battery, partner/dating violence and stalking.

Mental Health

Counseling and Psychological Services
CAPS Personal Counseling Services can help students with issues related to adjusting to college and other psychological, interpersonal, and family problems. Individual, couple, and group sessions are available.
Location: 1200 Schwegler Drive, 2nd Floor
Contact: 785-864-2277

Headquarters Counseling Center
A counseling and information center for individuals in the community. Available 24/7 via phone. Emotional chat support is available Tuesday - Saturday from 11 PM to 2 AM.
Contact: 785-841-2345

Body Image
Students encounter issues concerning body image everyday-- it is nothing to be ashamed of. To learn more about how to help a friend, or yourself, visit the link above.


Watkins Health Services
Located in Watkins Health Center, Watkins Health Services provides comprehensive medical care and outreach programs through a team of dedicated professionals. Watkins provides quality health care services to currently enrolled KU students, student spouses and domestic partners. They also provide selected services to staff and faculty. Services include general health, women's health, pharmacy, immunizations, allergy consultation, and lab services.
Location: 1200 Schwegler Drive
Contact: 785-864-9500

Breast Cancer Information & Treatment
Click on the link above to learn about local diagnosis and treatment options as well as more information regarding breast cancer prevention, awareness campaigns, and how to support breast cancer research. 

Body Image
Students encounter issues concerning body image everyday-- it is nothing to be ashamed of. To learn more about how to help a friend, or yourself, visit the link above. 

​Human papillomavirus (HPV) affects both females and males, take the first step toward protecting yourself and learn more today.

Sexual & Domestic Violence Services

CARE Coordinator - Merrill Evans
The Campus Assistance, Resource, Education and Engagement (CARE) Coordinator provides support, assistance, information and coordination of services to students and members of the campus community who might be affected by sexual violence. This is a confidential resource on campus. 
Contact: 785-864-9255

Willow Domestic Violence Center
Shelter and services for women and children experiencing domestic violence. All services are free of charge and available to women, men, trans and gender non-conforming people, and children who have experienced domestic violence or human trafficking. Services are available for all residents of Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson Counties.
24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 785-843-3333

Sexual Trauma and Abuse Care Center
Provides 24 hour comprehensive victim-centered services for people of all ages and genders affected by sexual violence for Douglas, Franklin and Jefferson counties.
Contact: 785-843-8985


Career Consultation
Questions or concerns about finding the right career, balancing work and family, or what it means to be a working woman today? The Emily Taylor Center staff is here to listen and help! Email us at emilytaylorcenter@ku.edu or stop by.
Location: 4024 Wescoe
Contact: 785-864-3552

Career Resources for Women
The University Career Center (UCC), in partnership with the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity, offers a wide variety of services and tools to assist women throughout the career development process. Please read and explore the Career Resources for Women page to learn more about how we can help!

University Career Center
Assists KU students and alumni with career advising, interview and resume skills, as well as career placement advising.
Location: 320 Anschutz Library
Contact: 785-864-3624

Parenting & Motherhood at KU

Lactation Stations
The ETC has worked with campus departments to establish lactation stations across campus to try and help make life a little bit easier for KU moms. If you would like to create a lactation station in your department or building contact us via email at emilytaylorcenter@ku.edu or by phone 785-864-3552

Hilltop Childcare Center
Hilltop’s primary mission is to provide convenient, high quality care and education for the children of University families. Visit their website for more information about admission, curriculum, and any applicable fees.
Location: 1605 Irving Hill Road
Contact: 785-864-4940

Moms at KU
Moms at KU is a group for students, staff, and faculty moms that offers an opportunity to share parenting experiences and other concerns. For more information contact the group's president, Lisa Kring at lkring@ku.edu

KU Family Policies & Resources
Click on the link above to view pertinent family policies for KU faculty and staff.

Report Crime or Discrimination at KU

KU Public Safety Office
Parent organization for KU Police, Security & Emergency Planning, and Emergency Communications & Data. For information about campus safety mechanisms and services first contact the public safety office.If you are experiencing an emergency call 911.
Location: 1501 Crestline Drive
Non-emergency contact: 785-864-5900
Crime Stoppers: 785-864-8888

Institutional Opportunity & Access
The office of IOA has an institutional responsibility to enhance and strengthen diversity and inclusion at the University of Kansas. IOA handles Title IX, discrimination, and sexual harassment concerns at KU.
Location: Carruth O'Leary room 135A
Contact: 785-864-6414

Kansas Crisis Hotline
The Hotline gives Kansans confidential, 24-hour, toll-free crisis intervention and referral services.
Contact: 888-363-2287

Legal Services for Students
Advice and consultation on most legal matters for KU students.
Location: 312 Burge Union
Contact: 785-864-5665

University Ombuds Office
Receives and attempts to resolve individual grievances of members of the KU community - faculty, staff and students.
Location: 28 Carruth O'Leary
Contact: 785-864-7261


Consent is a Knowing, Active, and Voluntary (KAV) agreement to do a specific act. Consent is often a misunderstood concept. Our communications are full of mixed signals regarding consent and sex.  Sometimes one of the partners may not feel safe enough to say "no.”. Other times there are non-verbal signs present, and they are ignored.   Do you feel safe saying No?  Do you recognize that silence is not agreement or consent?  Do you pay attention to nonverbal cues?  Do you understand what verbal cues may mean?

Learning how to talk about consent minimizes the risk of unwanted sexual contact. Healthy relationships are built on trust AND clear communication.  

If you are confused about an experience you've had or not sure if your partner respected your boundaries, you can speak with someone on campus. Contact IOA for reporting and resources.

You can find more information on consent here.

Diversity Initiatives

Office of Multicultural Affairs
The Office of Multicultural Affairs provides direction and services for current and prospective students from underrepresented populations. In addition, through collaborative partnerships they offer diversity and social justice education programs that foster inclusive learning environments for all students. Their programs and services enhance the retention and successful matriculation of students while supporting academic and personal development.
Location: Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center -1299 Oread Avenue
Contact: 785-864-4351

Office of Diversity & Equity
The Office of Diversity & Equity works to strategically lead, connect and advocate for diversity, equity and access at KU. 
Location: Strong Hall Room 250
Contact: 785-864-4904

Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity
The Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity (SGD) is a clearinghouse of information regarding issues affecting the gender and/or sexuality minority community (LGBTQIA+) — as well as straight friends, family members and allies.
Location: Room 400 Kansas Union
Contact: 785-864-4861

Safety at KU

Jayhawk Buddy System
The Jayhawk Buddy System is a campus wide campaign to encourage healthy, safe student behavior by empowering students to step up and intervene before poor choices are made. Click the link above to read more about how you can be a Jayhawk Buddy and A.C.T.:

Agree on a plan for the evening or event
Check-in with your buddy regularly 
Take action to get you and your buddy home safely

Self Defense Training

This course takes a holistic approach to self-defense, emphasizing both physical and psychological strategies. The workshop is designed to improve your awareness, personal safety, and self-confidence. Each session is presented by professional martial artists from Premier Martial Arts. No prior martial arts experiences required. Wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. To register please complete the online registration form here.


Get Involved

The Emily Taylor Center offers many opportunities to develop and use leadership skills in an array of areas. The Center works to match the interest and needs of volunteers to projects and/or positions in order to provide the best possible leadership experience. Follow the link above to learn about the Center's offerings and to sign up!


LeaderShape is a highly interactive and energizing six-day leadership enhancement program based in an environment ideal for individuals to experience teamwork, practice ethical decision making, deal with change and chaos, clarify personal values and celebrate and explore the values of others.

Colors of KU

Colors of KU is a three-day diversity retreat designed to build leadership, organizational, and other skills, with a large focus on diversity and multiculturalism. This program encourages students to foster respect, appreciation and understanding in their experience at the university as well as in the students' leadership positions.

Student Involvement and Leadership Center

The Student Involvement and Leadership Center serves the University of Kansas community as advocates, advisors, and educators for students and student organizations by providing various services, programs, and experiences to create and foster involvement and leadership opportunities that enhance professional, personal, and educational development in preparation to become contributing citizens of a diverse society.

Did You Know..
  • Only 23% of all Distinguished Professors at KU are women, compared to 24% three years ago
  • Of the 165 members of the Kansas legislature, only 40 are women
  • Only 3 of the 14 Kansas Court of Appeals Judges are women
  • 31% of Kansas families with a single-female head of household live below the poverty level
  • Median earnings in Kansas for women are just 77% of what median earnings are for men

Concerned by what you now know? Get involved today!

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Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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