Protected Class Harrassment and Discrimination

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What is Protected Class Harassment?

Harassment is verbal or physical conduct related to one's race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status (a person who serves or has served in any branch of the U.S. military, including ROTC), political affiliation, or political philosophy that unreasonably interferes with the individual's work or academic performance or creates an intimidating or hostile work or educational environment.

Harassment based upon protected class may involve:

  • physically assaulting or repeatedly intimidating, teasing, mocking, or joking based on an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy
  • repeatedly directing racial or ethnic slurs at an individual
  • repeatedly telling an individual that he/she is too old to understand new technology

What is Protected Class Discrimination?

Discrimination occurs when an individual suffers a material adverse consequence on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status (a person who serves or has served in any branch of the U.S. military, including ROTC), political affiliation, or political philosophy. Examples include, but are not limited to, failure to be hired or promoted or denial of admission to an academic program based on protected class status.

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To report a crime, or if you are in danger, contact UCCS Public Safety at (719) 255-3111.

To report a matter to UCCS, contact the Interim Title IX Coordinator, James Duvall, at (719) 255-3525.

To talk confidentially without reporting, contact the UCCS Gallogly Recreation and Wellness Center at (719) 255-4444.

To report a student in crisis, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at (719) 255-3091.

To access off-campus community resources, contact TESSA at (719) 633-1462.

To get a Sexual Assault Nurse Exam (SANE), visit the Memorial Hospital at 1400 E. Boulder St. You can get a SANE without filing a police report.