VI. External Complaints
An individual who believes that he or she has been subjected to unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation has the right to file a complaint with an appropriate local, state, or federal agency, such as the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, or the Colorado Civil Rights Division, within the agency's applicable time limits.
In addition, any person who is dissatisfied with the University's internal procedures utilized for handling complaints or who is dissatisfied with the result of the investigation or the sanctions imposed may seek redress through these means to the extent allowed by law. The complainant should be aware that filing a complaint with the Office of Equal Opportunity or any other University office does not extend or postpone the deadline for filing with external agencies.
The fact that an investigation has been filed with an external agency will in no way affect an investigation under these procedures. If a complaint is filed with an external agency or court, the University reserves the right to determine, in its discretion, whether University internal dispute resolution processes should be discontinued or continued separately.