During the Fall 2020 semester, OIE staff members will continue to work remotely to address reports of sexual misconduct, protected class harassment and discrimination, and conflict of interests in cases of amorous relationships. To schedule a virtual meeting or a phone call with OIE, individuals can email the office at equity@uccs.edu. OIE also accepts reports via their online reporting form found here: https://equity.uccs.edu/reporting/reporting-form

Related Misconduct Procedures

Procedures

Related Misconduct

Misconduct Related to OIE Policies

The University will be responsive to any report or formal complaint of prohibited conduct, as defined by the Applicable Policy, and is committed to providing prompt, fair, impartial, and equitable resolutions, regardless of whether the report is made directly by a complainant or by a third party, such as a mandatory reporter. The primary concern is the safety of all University community members. The University will take steps to prevent recurrence of any prohibited conduct and remedy discriminatory effects on the complainant and others, as appropriate.

Conflict of Interest in Cases of Amorous Relationships
Support Measures

Formal Adjudication Procedures

The OIE may resolve a report of alleged misconduct through the Formal Adjudication process when the alleged misconduct, if true, would be prohibited under the Applicable Policies.

The Formal Adjudication Procedures include five major stages: 1) Filing a Report and Evaluation of the Complaint, 2) Evidence Gathering and Review, 3) Determination Regarding Responsibility, 4) Opportunity for Appeal, as applicable, and 5) Sanctions, as applicable.

Stage 1
Filing a Report and Evaluation of the Complaint
Stage 2
Evidence Gathering and Review
Stage 3
Determination Regarding Responsibility
Stage 4
Opportunity for Appeal, as applicable
Stage 5
Sanctions, as applicable

Additional Information

Regardless of the resolution option utilized, participants have specific rights and access to resources.

Participant Rights
Resources
Procedure Definitions