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Office of Equal Opportunity and Office of Title IX

The Office of Equal Opportunity and The Office of Title IX

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The Office of Equal Opportunity and the Office of Title IX, in collaboration with University partners, foster an environment of equal opportunity and equity for students, faculty, and staff in all aspects of educational programming and employment. 

Bias Incidents

The University defines bias incidents as any behaviors, including speech and gestures, that target individuals or groups based on their actual or perceived group identities, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, age, disability, national origin, religion and others. Examples may include, but are not limited to, graffiti, harassment, jokes, direct insults, etc.  The specific forms, content, motivation/intention and impact of bias incidents vary; but all detract from the inclusive community to which DU is committed. Therefore bias incidents are problematic for everyone within the University and for the University as a whole.

To report an incident of bias, click here, or use the button on the right-hand pane of any page. 

Office of Equal Opportunity

The Office of Equal Opportunity is responsible for ensuring compliance with the University's anti-discrimination policies related to race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, genetic information or veteran status and promoting full compliance with all applicable federal, state and local discrimination laws. Equal Opportunity can assist with: 

  • Consultation concerning issues of possible discrimination, harassment or retaliation
  • Investigation of complaints of discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation
  • Education designed for your department or organization that focuses on prevention
  • Consultation or training for search and screening committees
  • Consultation regarding reasonable accommodations for participants with disabilities and for religious accommodations
  • Consultation regarding disability access problems 
  • In conjunction with the Center for Multicultural Excellence, activities to improve the climate for diversity in your department or organization

Office of Title IX

The Office of Title IX is responsible for ensuring compliance with the University's anti-discrimination policies related to sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and promoting full compliance with all applicable federal, state and local discrimination laws. The Office of Title IX can assist with:

  • Consultation concerning issues of possible gender-based discrimination, harassment, violence, or retaliation
  • Investigation of complaints of gender-based discrimination, harassment, or retaliation
  • Investigation of sexual misconduct matters including sexual assault (non-consensual sexual contact)
  • Investigation of relationship violence matters including domestic violence and dating violence
  • Investigation of stalking
  • Education designed for your department or organization that focuses on prevention
  • Consultation on appropriate support for pregnant or parenting students, faculty and staff