Members of the University of Colorado community, guests and visitors have the right to be free from sexual violence. All members of the campus community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. We believe in a zero tolerance policy for gender-based misconduct. When an allegation of misconduct is brought to the administration’s attention, and a respondent is found to have violated this policy, serious sanctions will be used to reasonably ensure that such actions are never repeated.

The University of Colorado Boulder (CU Boulder) prohibits intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment and stalking and provides institutional procedures for resolving reported incidents.  The links on the left provide further information about sexual misconduct, including definitions, examples of prohibited behavior, and information regarding consent.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities, including at CU Boulder, which includes the type of “sexual misconduct” as listed above. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR), a part of the US Department of Education, enforces Title IX. Anyone who believes there has been sexual discrimination against any person or group in a program or activity at CU Boulder may file a complaint with OCR under Title IX. Review the Title IX brochure for additional information.