The Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at CU Boulder is committed to fostering inclusive excellence; increasing the diversity of our faculty, staff and student voices; and providing a positive, equitable and welcoming departmental community.

  • We include all members of our department in facilitating constant positive growth and improvement of our community.
  • We aim to recruit more diverse faculty, staff and students.
  • We will be transparent and open with our community about our policies and decision-making processes.
  • We welcome and encourage feedback from all community members on how to make continuous improvements.
  • We seek timely solutions and resolution to any and all actions of disrespect, and reject the marginalization of any community member or group.
  • We value diverse perspectives, and open and respectful communication; we welcome all opinions and include them in the department dialogue.

We are in full support of, and will actively engage in, departmental changes as needed by the university’s Diversity and Excellence in Academics (IDEA) Plan and the Anti-racism, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Actions for Change. ECEE will not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form. 

ECEE Conduct Code

Any violations of university policy will be referred to the proper campus resource level for education, restorative justice, conflict resolution or adjudication as needed. This includes, but is not limited to, Human Resources, the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, and the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.

All faculty and staff members who also serve as mandatory reporters will comply with the reporting policies mandated by the university.

ECEE will not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form. In accordance and agreement with the university and the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, ECEE is committed to preventing and addressing discrimination and harassment based on race, color, national origin, pregnancy, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran (military service) status, political affiliation or political philosophy. Students, staff and faculty must adhere to university policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment, exploitation and assault), intimate partner violence and stalking.

Additional Resources and Support

We also refer any affected student, faculty or staff member to use the resources listed below at both the department and university level.

Department Resources

  • Faculty and Staff Reporting
    • If you are a faculty member, you can make any report to our Department Chair or to an Associate Chair, if preferred.
    • If you are a staff member, you can make any report to your immediate supervisor or our Manager of Operations.
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Student Reporting
    • If you are an undergraduate or graduate student, we encourage you to connect with your faculty or academic advisor.
  • ECEE Climate Committee
    • The chair for 2020-21 is Juliet Gopinath and the co-chair is Lori Meehan. All are welcome to reach out to us with any question or concern.
  • Associate Chairs
    • The department has four associate chairs in the faculty: for education, research, faculty affairs and external relations. We encourage you to also contact any of these members if you have an issue that directly relates to those topics.

The most up-to-date list of faculty and staff in the roles above can be found on the Faculty & Staff section of the website, along with their contact information. These contacts will be updated in the event people take on different positions.

If you are reporting a concern to an ECEE faculty or staff member, please be aware that many of us are mandatory reporters. This means that if we become aware of a complaint of protected class discrimination and harassment and sexual harassment (including sexual assault, intimate partner abuse, and stalking) or related retaliation, we must promptly report it to the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC). Read more about the university's mandatory reporting policing on the Office of Victim's Assistance website.

University Resources

  • CU Ombuds Office“We help people identify options to resolve disputes, to determine a course of action and to aid in the informal resolution of conflicts and concerns. Confidentiality is the cornerstone of an Ombuds Office. ... We maintain what is shared with us in strictest confidence. We listen to concerns without judgment, provide an impartial perspective, help people untangle issues, develop options and strategize. Visitors to our office choose their own path of resolution.”
  • Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (SCCR): Provides conflict management resolution, community building circles, and other training and presentation opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS): Offers confidential, on-campus mental health and psychiatric services for a variety of concerns such as academics, anxiety, body image, depression, relationships, substance use and more.
  • Faculty & Staff Assistance Program (FSAP): Dedicated to serving the emotional and psychological needs of the campus community. All FSAP staff are trained as generalist counselors and are equipped to deal with a wide range of personal and work related issues. You must be a CU Boulder employee to use FSAP services, and services are free to all CU Boulder faculty and staff members.
  • Office of Victim Assistance: Provides free and confidential information, consultation, support, advocacy and short term counseling services to University of Colorado Boulder students, graduate students, faculty and staff who have experienced a traumatic, disturbing or life disruptive event. OVA is a separate office from the CU police department or the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance. OVA is not the office that investigates or adjudicates cases. OVA staff are confidential advocate counselors for students, staff and faculty.
  • Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance: "The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC), under the leadership of Associate Vice Chancellor and Title IX Coordinator, Valerie Simons, employs a comprehensive and integrated approach for case resolution, education, assessment, support services, and ADA accommodations to create and foster a safe, inclusive, and accessible campus environment for all members of the CU community. ... OIEC implements and enforces three university policies for students, staff, faculty, volunteers, and affiliates: Discrimination and Harassment; Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking; and Conflict of Interest in Cases of Amorous Relationships.”
  • CU Boulder Police: “The members of the University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) are dedicated to providing the highest quality police services in order to enhance community safety, protect life and property, and reduce crime and the fear of crime. To do this, we pledge to develop a partnership with the community, to lead a community commitment to resolve problems, and to improve the safety and quality of life for all CU affiliates.”