Office of Institutional Equity


UCCS Office of Institutional Equity

Office of Institutional Equity

Academic Office Building Room 106 
(719) 255-4324
equity@uccs.edu
www.uccs.edu/equity

Neutral, fact-finding office charged with investigating allegations of violations of the UCCS Policy on Discrimination and Harassment, the University of Colorado Sexual Misconduct Policy and the University of Colorado 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, political affiliation and political philosophy.

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.

UCCS Public Safety

Public Safety

University of Colorado Police Department
Emergencies 911
Other Police Services, (719) 255-3111
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, and 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.

UCCS Dean of Students

Dean of Students

Dean of Students
(719) 255-3091
Main Hall 202 
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.

UCCS Student Health Center

Recreation and Wellness Center - Health Services

Confidential Resource
Located inside the Recreation and Wellness Center 
(719) 255-4444
wellness@uccs.edu
www.uccs.edu/recwellness/health-services.html
Hours: Monday, Wednesday,Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
The last appointment is seen 30 minutes before the clinic closes.

The Wellness Center follows all UCCS weather related delays, closures and holidays. Population served: All actively enrolled UCCS students who have paid the Health Center fee.

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

UCCS Counseling Center

Recreation and Wellness Center - Mental Health Services

Confidential Resource
Located inside the Recreation and Wellness Center 
(719) 255-4444 
wellness@uccs.edu  
www.uccs.edu/recwellness/mental-health-services.html

The UCCS Mental Health Services maintains confidentiality for all clients seen in the center. Counseling records are kept separate from academic and student health records and cannot be accessed by faculty, staff, parents or non-counseling staff without written consent. All services are in accordance with state laws.

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 $15 per session. Students who carry UCCS Health Insurance have no copay.

UCCS Disability Services

TESSA

Community Confidential Resource
(719) 633-1462
435 Gold Pass Heights,
Colorado Springs 80906
www.tessacs.org/

TESSA's mission is to help women and their children achieve safety and well-being while challenging while challenging communities to end sexual and family violence.

UCCS Disability Services

Disability Services

Main Hall 105
(719) 255-3354 (V/TTY)
dservice@uccs.edu
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

Mosaic

University Center 110A
(719) 255-3040
mosaic@uccs.edu
www.uccs.edu/mosaic

Serves the entire campus community, including students, faculty and staff. There are no limits on services.

UCCS Public Safety

LGBT

University Center 110
(719) 255-7527
lgbtc@uccs.edu
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.

UCCS Public Safety

Diversity

Main Hall 304
(719) 255-5216
diversity@uccs.edu
www.uccs.edu/diversity

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 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.

UCCS Human Resources

Human Resources

Cragmoor 101
(719) 255-3372
hrinfo@uccs.edu
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.

UCCS Veterans and Military Affairs

Office of Veterans

Forster House
(719) 255-3253
military@uccs.edu
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.

Colorado Springs Police Department

Colorado Springs Police Department  

Emergencies, 911
Other Police Services (719) 444-7000
705 S. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado
https://cspd.coloradosprings.gov/

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

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

Colorado Civil Rights Division 

1560 Broadway #1050, Denver, CO 80202,
Phone: (303) 894-2997
Toll Free: (800) 262-4845
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 afforded the equal protection of the law.

Colorado State Employee Assistance Program

Colorado State Employee Assistance Program

633 17th Street, Suite 1520 Denver, CO 80202,
Phone: (303) 866-3000
https://www.colorado.gov/c-seap/

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.

US Equal Employment Opportunity

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity

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 Division

Office for Civil Rights Division

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.

Colorado Community Resources

Colorado Springs Community Resources

Office of Institutional Equity
Phone: (719) 255-4324 | Location: ACAD 106
equity@uccs.edu