The Office of Research has the institutional responsibility of administering and monitoring compliance programs that support research and sponsored projects.
Wichita State University is required to certify or assure state and federal governments that the University complies with statutes, administrative orders, etc. Examples are the Delinquent Federal Debt, Drug-Free Schools and Communities, and Equal Employment/Opportunity/Affirmative Action (Title VI).
In some instances the University is asked to keep on file copies of completed forms and whatever certificate or official notices sent and returned by federal agencies. In other instances, the University attests it is in compliance as a condition for a grant or contract.
The Office of Research has been designated as the central depository for certificates and assurances in order to monitor renewal and to facilitate audits. See WSU Policies & Procedures Manual, Section 9.16 for additional information.
John W. Laffen
Interim Director, WSU Export Compliance
Senior Administrative Specialist