Mission of the Team: The Student Response Team will assess and coordinate responses to significant campus situations and events involving University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) students, which require intervention in order to assist the community and its members to return to a more balanced equilibrium. These events may include: death or significant trauma, problematic student situations involving medical or psychological concerns, and campus emergency situations that directly affect the well-being of students. The Student Response Team has the authority to respond and coordinate intervention to all student crisis incidents with the concurrence of the Chancellor.
Issues of inappropriate student conduct are referred to the Dean of Students. Allegations of criminal wrong doing will be referred to the campus police. Allegations of sexual harassment and/or discrimination shall be referred to the Office of Institutional Equity in accordance with university policy.
Office of Institutional Equity (formerly Office of Discrimination and Harassment)
The office investigates allegations of discrimination, harassment and related retaliation based upon an individual’s Protected Class. This office does not have the authority to impose discipline. The appointing authority is the disciplinary authority for an employee respondent. The Office of the Dean of Students is the disciplinary authority for student respondents (719-255-3091).
For the UCCS campus, the OIE Officers are appointed by the Chancellor. All allegations of harassment or discrimination by faculty, staff or students are investigated by the Office of Insitutional Equity. The Officers may appoint an investigator to conduct the investigations. Contact the Office of Institutional Equity to schedule an appointment at 719-255-4324 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Office of Institutional Equity is located in the Academic Office Building in Room 528 and 530.
UCCS Department of Public Safety: http://www.uccs.edu/asr/sexual-harassment-policy.html
University of Colorado Regent Policy:
Summary, from the Office of Civil Rights:
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
The United States Department of Education (ED) maintains an Office for Civil Rights, with 12 enforcement offices throughout the nation and a headquarters office in Washington, D.C., to enforce Title IX.
For additional information on Title IX, please visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/tix_dis.html