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POLICY ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT

The University of Colorado 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, amended 11/8/2001).  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.

Procedures exist to provide a prompt and fair resolution of problems and to preserve the due process rights of all involved.  For additional information, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at 255-3119 or visit the website at http://www.uccs.edu/~hr/

SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION

The "Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act" of 2000 is a federal law that provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at or employed by institutions of higher education.  The Act amends the "Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act" to require sex offenders already required to register in a State to provide notice, as required under State law, of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student.

The Colorado Sex Offender Registry requires any person convicted of an offense involving a sexual offense against a child after July 1, 1991 or any person released from custody for such an offense after July 1, 1991 to register with local law enforcement.  All other sex offenders convicted or adjudicated or released after July 1, 1994 also must register.  For sex offenses after July 1, 2002, a person will be deemed convicted even if the case was plea-bargained, as long as the factual basis of the offense involves unlawful sexual behavior.  Temporary residents must also register.  The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) maintains the registry and is the official custodian of all registration forms and other associated documents.

Release of Information.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has established a website pursuant to 16-22-111, Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.).  This website does not list all convicted sex offenders in Colorado, only certain high-risk registered sex offenders in the following categories: Sexually Violent Predator (SVP), Multiple Offenses, Felony Conviction, and Failed to Register.  Most sex offenders convicted after 1991 are required to register with the local law enforcement agency where they reside.  Pursuant to 16-22-112(2),

Last updated by Claudia Ryan on September 12, 2006.

2006 Report Index

Access to Facilities 24-25
Alcohol & Drug Policy 18-20
Campus Emergency Plan 26
Campus and Community Resources 29
Campus Safety and Security Report 14-17
Crime Prevention Programs 11-13
Crime Statistics 16-17
Law Enforcement Authority 7
Maintenance of Facilities 24-25
Publications Listing 28
Reporting Crimes and Emergencies 5-7
Sexual Assault Reporting Procedures 7-8
Sexual Harassment Policy 9
Sex Offender Information 9-10
Student Code of Conduct 22-23
Victim Assistance 7
Weapons Policy 20-21

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