Published: Nov. 16, 2017

Every fall, we re-commit to a shared mission and moral responsibility: to create and maintain a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all. Together, we work hard to make progress to effectively reduce discrimination and harassment on this campus. As you may have seen, the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, recently closed its systemic, Title IX review of CU Boulder with no findings. While the closure confirms the direction we have taken as a campus, including the development of the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance ("OIEC") and a robust and comprehensive approach to the prevention of and response to incidents of sexual misconduct, it does not mean that our work is done.

We clearly state our commitment here:

CU Boulder does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation or political philosophy in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities.

Each of us, individually and within our respective areas, is responsible for ensuring that we treat each other with respect and dignity and that we exhibit the values and principles underlying our commitment to an environment free of discrimination. How do you do that? Take a few minutes to review the following:

You may also want to keep this email as a quick check reference guide in case you have questions sometime over the next year. I will send an updated guide next year.

For any questions regarding any applicable policies or procedures, or to report an incident, please email, call the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance at 303-492-2127 or email me directly at


Valerie Simons
Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance