University policy outlines a range of behaviors that are prohibited under this university policy. These behaviors may also be a violation of the law. The Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Abuse, and Stalking Policy applies to behaviors committed on campus or behaviors off campus where both parties are CU students, staff, or faculty. The policy also applies to off campus cases where only one of the parties is affiliated with CU, where certain risk factors are present. This can include an alleged pattern of misconduct, alleged use of weapons and/or violence, threats of future violence, and/or a reasonable risk of safety to the university community.
Also, access a printable PDF of the OIEC Options for Reporting, Assistance, and the University Resolution Process following an incident of sexual misconduct, intimate partner abuse, or stalking.
Sexual harassment, sexual violence, and other gender-based or sex-based harassment occurring in the college setting implicates federal law including the Violence Against Women Act, and Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities. These laws activate certain responsibilities on the part of educational institutions. OIEC administers these responsibilities for the CU campus.
Students also have the option to file a Title IX complaint with the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.