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

Sexual Misconduct Procedures

Procedures

Sexual Misconduct

Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking Policy

The Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking Policy (CU APS 5014) prohibits sexual misconduct prohibited by Title IX, as well as conduct that falls outside of Title IX’s jurisdiction. Specifically, this policy prohibits sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, Title IX stalking, stalking, sexual exploitation, Title IX hostile environment, sexual harassment- hostile environment, Title IX quid pro quo sexual harassment, and quid pro quo sexual harassment. The policy also prohibits retaliation and other related violations. 

Policy Jurisdiction
Support Measures
Evaluation of a Report

Formal Grievance Procedure

The Formal Grievance Procedure is how the OIE investigates allegations of Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking, and to determine whether an individual more likely than not engaged in conduct that violates the Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking Policy (CU APS 5014). Individuals found responsible for violating CU APS 5014 are subject to sanction, up to and including expulsion or termination of employment.

The Formal Grievance Procedures for Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence, and Stalking includes four major stages: 1) Filing and Evaluation of the Formal Complaint, 2) Investigation and Investigative Report, 3) Hearing and Determination Regarding Responsibility (including sanction, if applicable), and 4) Appeal.

Stage 1
Filing and Evaluation of the Formal Complaint
Stage 2
Investigation and Investigative Report
Stage 3
Hearing and Determination Regarding Responsibility
Stage 4
Appeal

Additional Information

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

Participant Rights
Resources
Procedure Definitions