Title IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities.  UCCS has a variety of responsibilities under Title IX.

UCCS is committed to providing an environment where all individuals are free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, and therefore prohibits any of the following collectively referred to as "sexual misconduct," and further defined below:

1.Sexual assault - non-consensual sexual intercourse;

2.Sexual assault - non-consensual sexual contact;

3.Sexual exploitation;

4.Intimate partner abuse (including domestic or dating violence);

5.Gender/sex-based stalking;

6.Sexual harassment; and

7.Retaliation as related to any form of sexual misconduct.  

This prohibition applies to all students, faculty, staff, contractors, patients, volunteers, affiliated entities and other third parties, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity. Any violations may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including, expulsion or termination of employment, as applicable.  UCCS will consider what appropriate potential actions should be taken, including contract termination and/or property exclusion, regarding third party conduct that is alleged to have violated this policy; however those options may be limited depending on the circumstances of the arrangement.  

This prohibition applies to conduct that occurs on campus.   It also applies to off campus conduct, including on-line or electronic conduct, if the conduct (1) occurred in the context of an employment or education program or activity of the University or (2) has continuing adverse effects on campus.  

UCCS takes prompt and effective steps reasonably intended to stop any form of sexual misconduct, eliminate any hostile environment, prevent its recurrence and as appropriate, remedy its effects.

Who is Responsible for Title IX at UCCS?

Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities.  UCCS has a variety of responsibilities under Title IX.

UCCS is committed to providing an environment where all individuals are free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, and therefore prohibits any of the following collectively referred to as "sexual misconduct," and further defined below:

1.Sexual assault - non-consensual sexual intercourse;

2.Sexual assault - non-consensual sexual contact;

3.Sexual exploitation;

4.Intimate partner abuse (including domestic or dating violence);

5.Gender/sex-based stalking;

6.Sexual harassment; and

7.Retaliation as related to any form of sexual misconduct.  

This prohibition applies to all students, faculty, staff, contractors, patients, volunteers, affiliated entities and other third parties, regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity. Any violations may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including, expulsion or termination of employment, as applicable.  UCCS will consider what appropriate potential actions should be taken, including contract termination and/or property exclusion, regarding third party conduct that is alleged to have violated this policy; however those options may be limited depending on the circumstances of the arrangement.  

This prohibition applies to conduct that occurs on campus.   It also applies to off campus conduct, including on-line or electronic conduct, if the conduct (1) occurred in the context of an employment or education program or activity of the University or (2) has continuing adverse effects on campus.  

UCCS takes prompt and effective steps reasonably intended to stop any form of sexual misconduct, eliminate any hostile environment, prevent its recurrence and as appropriate, remedy its effects.

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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.