The foundation for inclusive excellence is created when our department community acts together to uphold the highest standards of conduct and take the actions mentioned above. To this end, the university maintains policies (listed below) that describe expectations for responsible and respectful conduct of community members.

*CU Boulder prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of protected class identity. “Protected classes” refers to race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, and political philosophy. Definitions of protected classes, harassment and discrimination can be found on the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance’s Discrimination & Harassment page

If a CEAE staff or faculty member becomes aware of alleged behavior related to sexual misconduct (including sexual assault, exploitation, and harassment), intimate partner violence (dating and domestic), stalking, discrimination, harassment, or related retaliation involving any member of the CU community, they will promptly inform the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC).

Read more about the university’s mandatory reporting policy on the OIEC reporting and resolutions page. Any violations of university policy will be referred to the proper campus resource level for education, restorative justice, conflict resolution, or adjudication as appropriate. Campus resources include, but are not limited to, Human Resources, the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, and the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.