To achieve its mission, the Department of Physics is committed to upholding the University’s policies on appropriate conduct, including nondiscrimination, sexual harassment and sexual violence. The Department of Physics and the Physics community at CU Boulder will not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form.

A report of sexual misconduct, protected class discrimination or harassment, or related retaliation may be pursued in different ways. The Office of Victim Assistance (OVA) can provide support, guidance, and advice on reporting options. If an individual wishes to report, OVA can assist in identifying the best reporting agency and can provide accompaniment during a report. Depending on the nature of the alleged conduct, an individual may pursue a criminal process, a university process, both processes or neither process. We encourage anyone interested in learning more about their options to consult the Office of Victim Assistance (OVA), Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC), and University of Colorado Boulder Police Department (CUPD) sites found below.

Office of Victim Assistance (OVA)

  • OVA 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 not a part of the police department or the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, and is a confidential resource for students, staff and faculty. 

Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC)

  • The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) 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.

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, they 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.