UCCS is committed to maintaining a positive learning, working and living environment. The
University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age,
disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status in admission and access to,
and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities. (Regent Law,
Article 10). In pursuit of these goals, the University will not tolerate acts of sexual
harassment or related retaliation against or by any employee or student. Such behavior is
reprehensible because it subverts the mission of UCCS and threatens the careers,
educational experience, and well-being of students, faculty, and staff.
It is also a violation of this Policy for anyone acting knowingly and recklessly either to make
a false complaint of sexual harassment or to provide false information regarding a complaint.
Robust discussion and debate are fundamental to the life of the University. Consequently,
this policy shall be interpreted in a manner that is consistent with academic freedom as
defined in Regent Law, Article 5 D, amended 10/10/02. It is intended that individuals who
violate this Policy be disciplined or subjected to corrective action, up to and including
termination or expulsion.
Sexual harassment and related retaliation are prohibited on the UCCS campus and in
UCCS programs and activities wherever they occur. As a place of work and study, UCCS
must be free of sexual harassment and related retaliation. A Sexual Harassment Policy has
been developed to ensure that UCCS: 1) maintains an environment conducive to fulfilling its
educational mission, 2) complies with its ethical and legal obligations, 3) has procedures to
respond to allegations of sexual harassment and related retaliation, and 4) provides
information about this policy to all members of the UCCS community. For more information,
see the CU Sexual Harassment Policy at https://www.cu.edu/policies/aps/hr/5014.html.
For additional information or to report an incident of sexual harassment, please contact the
Title IX Coordinators in the Office of Sexual Harassment and Discrimination at (719) 255-4324
or the Office of the Dean of Students at (719) 255-3091. To report a sexual assault, you
should immediately contact the Department of Public Safety at (719) 255-3111.
b. Statement Addressing Sex Offender Registration
In accordance to the “Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act” of 2000, which amends the Jacob
Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, UCCS PD
is providing a link to the Colorado Bureau of Investigations Sex Offender registry. CSCPA
requires state law enforcement agencies (in Colorado, it is the Colorado Bureau of
Investigation) to provide UCCS with a list of registered sex offenders who have indicated that
they are enrolled, employed, or volunteering at the University. A person may request a copy of
this list at the UCCS PD during normal business hours, Monday-Friday from 8am – 5pm.
A person may also request a list from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI). CBI
maintains the registry and is the official custodian of high-risk registered sex offenders. The
CBI has established a website pursuant to 16-22-111, Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.).
For more information visit CBI’s sex offender website at http://www.sor.state.co.us/.
Release of Information.
Pursuant to 16-22-112(2), Colorado Revised Statues, each Colorado law enforcement agency
shall release information regarding any person registered with the local law enforcement
agency pursuant to this article to any person residing within the local law enforcement
agency’s jurisdiction. The information is available for the University Police Record Custodian,
during normal business hours. The release of such information does not violate the Family
Educational Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA).
For the City of Colorado Springs, you can visit the Colorado Springs Police Department
website at http://www.springsgov.com/Page.aspx?NavID=205. The information provided by
the Colorado Springs Police is only for sex offenders who reside in Colorado Springs, are
required by law to register as sex offenders with the police department, are in compliance with
the sex offender registration laws, and are adults who have committed a felony or hold an
active warrant for the sex offender’s arrest. If you wish to receive a more complete list of sex
offenders you will need to complete the appropriate form and attach appropriate fees.
To obtain sex offender registry information for El Paso County, visit the El Paso County
Sheriff’s website at http://shr.elpasoco.com/Offender+Watch.htm.The website includes only
those persons who have been required by law to register and who are in compliance with the
sex offender registration laws.
The use of this sex offender registry information to harass, threaten, or intimidate any
registered sex offender, his/her significant others, or any member of their community
supervision team will not be tolerated and will result in criminal prosecution.
This statement is provided in compliance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000
and the Colorado Sex Offender Registration Act, Article 22 of Title 16, C.R.S.