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Appendix

UCCS— Discrimination and Harassment Resources

This Appendix outlines the resources that are available to assist the campus community in obtaining support, guidance and information regarding discrimination and harassment. Individuals may obtain confidential assistance from departments denoted by an asterisk because those departments are exempt from the supervisory obligation to report pursuant to the UCCS Policy on Discrimination and Harassment and the University of Colorado Administrative Policy Statement on Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures. This document outlines a brief description of each office, the campus population the office serves, the extent to which the office is confidential and any limitations on the services the office provides.



On-Campus Resources:

Office of Discrimination and Harassment, 719-255-4324, Academic Office Building - Room 528 and 530, ODH@uccs.edu
www.uccs.edu/odh
Neutral, fact-finding office charged with investigating allegations of violations of the UCCS Policy on Discrimination and Harassment, the University Policy on Sexual Harassment and the University Policy on Conflict of Interest in Cases of Amorous Relationships. Provides information about discrimination and harassment and information about the above-mentioned policies and procedures. Also provides educational opportunities for the campus community.

Available to assist anyone in the campus community who believes s/he has been discriminated against or harassed by an employee of the University, based upon race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or veteran status.

Limited confidentiality. The office will not share information publicly, but once the office is aware of an allegation, the office is obligated to address the allegation.

There are no limits on services.


Public Safety - University of Colorado Police Department, Emergencies, 911; Other Police Services, 719-255-3111
http://www.uccs.edu/~pusafety
The UCCS Police Department (UCCSPD) is a full service police agency. UCCSPD’s patrol division and its communications/dispatch center operate on 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. UCCSPD officers have full police authority on campus and as well as within pre-defined boundaries off-campus within the City of Colorado Springs. In addition to providing police patrol services and criminal investigations, UCCSPD also has a crime prevention/community services unit, a police records unit, an evidence and property processing/storage unit, and a security unit providing nightly facility and property protection services for the campus’ residence halls buildings and parking lots during each academic term.  Serves the entire campus community.

Limited confidentiality. Permitted by statute to maintain confidentiality regarding some information pertinent to the investigation of criminal cases, several police records are public records and accessible by the public.

There are no limits on services.


Dean of Students, 719-255-3091, Main Hall 322
http://www.uccs.edu/~dos/

The Office of the Dean of Students
is responsible for maintaining and administering the University Student Code of Conduct. We also network with University departments and programs to provide clarity on University protocols, policies, and rules. We advise and make recommendations on student initiatives, interests and needs in the areas of student complaints, appeals and referrals. We also provide problem solving assistance and can help you connect with campus resources.

Limited confidentiality. The office will not share information publicly and is bound by the confidentiality restrictions of the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

There are no limits on services.


Student Health Center

Location: DPS 109, Phone: 719-255-4444

email: hlthcntr@uccs.edu

www.uccs.edu/shc

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  The last appointment is seen 30 minutes before the clinic closes.  The SHC follows all UCCS weather related delays, closures and holidays.

Population served:  All actively enrolled UCCS students who have paid the Student Health Center fee.

When you visit the Student Health Center, you have the right to privacy, confidentiality, and to be treated with respect.  All medical records are strictly confidential and cannot be released to anyone without your written consent.  The only exceptions to the above are:

1)information necessary for public welfare; and

2) records subpoenaed by the court.

We can only discuss student medical issues with parents of students 18 years of age and older with written permission from the student.

The SHC is a fee for service clinic.  The charge for each appointment will be based on the complexity of visit and other services provided.


*University Counseling Center, 719-255-3265, Main Hall 324
http://www.uccs.edu/~counsel/
Primary service is psychological treatment and education for all UCCS students to enable them to experience optimum health mentally, emotionally, socially and academically.  Serves all registered university students taking any number of hours; utilizing individual, group, family and couple psychotherapy formats. 

Provides consultation services for UCCS staff, faculty, students and parents. 

All services are confidential.

Although operates on a short-term model for individual therapy, the session numbers are not limited.  Students currently pay $10 per session if they receive grants or scholarships; otherwise the fee per session is $20. 

Disability Services, 719-255-3354 (V/TTY), Main Hall 105
http://www.uccs.edu/~dservice/
Provides students with disabilities the tools, reasonable accommodations and support services to participate fully in the academic environment. Disability specialists also provide information about campus services and resources to faculty and staff with questions related to disabilities, documentation, access and accommodation. Promotes an accessible and culturally sensitive campus through outreach by building partnerships within the university community and beyond. Provides services and/or accommodations primarily to students with disabilities who must submit documentation for review.

Serves students and provides consultation, information and referrals to faculty and staff regarding disability related issues.

Limited confidentiality. Information and files are kept confidential and not shared publicly.

Students can use services and/or approved accommodations throughout their academic career. Each request is reviewed on a case by case basis.


MOSAIC (Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness and Community), 719-255-3040, University Center 110A
http://www.uccs.edu/~mosaic/
The Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness, and Community is a safe place for students to engage in discussions about social identities, cultures, experiences, and viewpoints. We offer a wide range of services for students of diverse backgrounds, including information on scholarships, job opportunities, mentoring opportunities, and other services.

Serves the entire campus community, including students, faculty and staff.

There are no limits on services.


LGBT Resource Center at MOSAIC, 719-255-7527, University Center 110
http://www.uccs.edu/~lgbtresourcecenter/
The LGBT Resource Center @ MOSAIC exists as part of UCCS's on-going commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive atmosphere for everyone here on campus. As part of the Multicultural Office for Student Access, Inclusiveness, and Community (MOSAIC), the LGBTRC is designed to provide resources and information to LGBT students, advocate for LGBT interests throughout campus, conduct outreach and education, and to ensure LGBT voices are represented among the campus at large.

There are no limits on services.


Human Resources, 719-255-3372, Cragmoor 101
http://www.uccs.edu/~hr/
Provides guidance and information to faculty, classified staff and professional exempt employees and supervisors regarding employee relations matters including performance management, progressive discipline, grievance and dispute resolution procedures, and leave issues.

Serves faculty, classified and professional exempt staff and supervisors.

Services are not confidential; however, the office attempts to honor requests to keep information confidential to the extent permitted by law and policy.

There are no limits on services.


Office of Veteran and Military Student Affairs, 719-255-3253, Forster House
http://www.uccs.edu/~military/
This office supports the recruitment and retention of veterans to UCCS. It provides a key point of contact for counseling and program information for the veteran/military community on campus, while also developing and maintaining productive relations with off-campus organizations and programs serving veterans.

Serves students, staff, and faculty who are currently serving in the military (e.g. active, reserve, guard, etc) or those who have served in the past.

Limited confidentiality. The office does not enjoy a legal privilege to confidentiality, but will not publicly share information.

There are no limits on services.


*Ombuds Office, 719-255-3304, Cragmoor 003
http://www.uccs.edu/~ombuds/
Provides confidential and informal assistance to any student, staff or faculty member or administrator who is experiencing a conflict with another person or persons within the university community or who has concerns about university-related academic or administrative issues (e.g., decisions, services, responsiveness, etc.). Assistance provided includes conflict-related coaching, help with exploring options, mediation and facilitation, information about campus policies and procedures and referrals to appropriate campus resources.

Serves the entire campus community.

Services are confidential.

There are no limits on services.


Office of Diversity and Inclusiveness, 719-255-5216, Main Hall 304,  diversity@uccs.edu

The Office of Diversity and Inclusiveness promotes, safeguards, and fosters a diverse and inclusive campus community at UCCS to create an environment where the full spectrum of students, staff, and faculty feel welcome, safe and included.  The Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusiveness is charged with development and implementation of diversity and inclusiveness strategies for the campus in collaboration with the Chancellor's Leadership Team, the colleges, and student support offices.  Through strategic planning, interdepartmental collaboration, program development and community outreach, we build a foundation of mutual respect and inclusion for everyone across campus.  Major initiatives include:  The Inclusive Campus Action Team (ICAT), the UCCS Diversity Strategic Plan, the BIG Idea Building Inclusiveness Workshops, Adelina Gomez Scholars Program, and the coordination of various awards that recognize diversity and inclusion across campus. 

No limits on services.


ICAT (Inclusive Campus Action Team), 719-255-3203
http://www.uccs.edu/diversity/inclusivenessconcerns.html
ICAT is a standing committee of appropriate campus stakeholders organized and convened by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusiveness with the authorization of the Chancellor.  ICAT provides informational resources and advice to faculty, staff and students on inclusiveness issues as well as helping identify the appropriate reporting remedies.  ICAT also monitors trends, leads initiatives, and advises campus leadership on inclusiveness concerns. 


Off-Campus Resources:

Colorado Springs Police Department, Emergencies, 911; Other Police Services 719-444-7000, 705 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado
http://www.springsgov.com/sectionindex.aspx?sectionid=12

This department will respond to reports of off-campus criminal conduct, harassment and assault within the City of Colorado Springs.


El Paso County Sheriff Department, Emergencies, 911; Other Sheriff Services 719-520-7333, 101 W. Costilla St., Colorado Springs, Colorado
http://shr.elpasoco.com/
This department will respond to reports of off-campus criminal conduct, including sexual harassment and assault, within El Paso County.

Colorado Civil Rights Division, Phone: 303-894-2997, Toll Free: 800-262-4845, 1560 Broadway #1050, Denver, CO 80202
http://www.dora.state.co.us/civil-rights/
The Colorado Civil Rights Division, along with the Civil Rights Commission, administers and enforces Colorado's anti-discrimination laws. The mission of the Colorado Civil Rights Division is to assure that all persons are affordedd the equal protection of the law.

Colorado State Employee Assistance Program, Phone: 303-866-3000, 633 17th Street, Suite 1520 Denver, CO 80202
www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/DPA-EO/DEO/1214905946179
This program is a professional assessment, referral, and short-term counseling service offered to State employees with work-related or personal concerns, as well as a resource for supervisors and managers. Counseling services are confidential and free of charge.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
http://www.eeoc.gov/
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html
The mission of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. The OCR serves student populations facing discrimination and the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems. An important responsibility is resolving complaints of discrimination. Agency-initiated cases, typically called compliance reviews, permit OCR to target resources on compliance problems that appear particularly acute. OCR also provides technical assistance to help institutions achieve voluntary compliance with the civil rights laws that OCR enforces. An important part of OCR's technical assistance is partnerships designed to develop creative approaches to preventing and addressing discrimination.



 Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Brochure 

Other resources available on campus:

Dean of Students/Student Response Team
http://www.uccs.edu/dos/student-response-team-(srt)/srt-resources.html

UCCS Community Resources
http://www.uccs.edu/dos/community-resources.html

UCCS Public Safety
http://www.uccs.edu/~pusafety

UCCS Counseling Center
http://www.uccs.edu/~counsel

 

Julia Paris, J.D.
Discrimination and Harassment Officer
Title IX Coordinator
jparis5@uccs.edu
Kelly Mattingly
Discrimination and Harassment Consultant
kmatting@uccs.edu
Office of Discrimination & Harrassment
odh@uccs.edu
Academic Office Building, Room 528 and 530
(719) 255-4324, on campus: x4324