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Office of Equal Opportunity and Office of Title IX


Equal Opportunity in Employment & Equal Pay - Know Your Rights

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer.

It is the policy and practice of the University to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants. No
person shall be discriminated against in its employment programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and over), religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment or veteran status.

Consistent with federal, state and local law, and University policies related to non-discrimination, the University, through the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX, takes prompt and equitable action in response to reports of:

  • Discrimination, Harassment and Gender-Based Violence – including pay discrimination – on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and over), religion, creed, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military enlistment or veteran status;
  • Discrimination in violation of the Equal Pay Act;
  • Sexual and gender-based harassment, non-consensual sexual contact, non-consensual sexual penetration, sexual exploitation, dating or domestic violence and stalking;
  • Failure to provide reasonable accommodations for disability and religion; and
  • Retaliation against any individual or group of individuals involved in an investigation and/or resolution of a report of discrimination or harassment.

Reporting a Concern to the University

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Any employee who observes (or receives a report of) such discrimination is expected to report the concern to the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX. Employees may reach this office by calling the office directly at 303-871-7016, e-mailing the office at, or by submitting an online report on this page. The Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX will promptly reach out to reporting and/or impacted persons to explore options for resolution, which may include a thorough, prompt, and equitable investigation of the concerns in accordance with the University's Equal Opportunity & Title IX Procedures.

To reach a person directly, feel free to contact Associate Vice Chancellor, Emily Babb, or call the office at 303-871-7016.

Employees may review the other information about the University's Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX by using the tabs above.


Employees may also report any concern of misconduct to the Office of Internal Audit. The Office of Internal Audit independently and objectively examines and evaluates activities at the University. You may reach the office directly by phone at 303-871-7928, by e-mail at, or via an anonymous online report HERE.

Equal Pay and pay equity

The Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended, prohibits sex discrimination in payment of wages to women and men performing substantially equal work, in jobs that require equal skill, effort, and responsibility under similar working conditions, in the same establishment.

The University is also committed to the principle of pay equity, and expressly prohibits disparate pay on the basis of an employee's race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, genetic information, military enlistment or veteran status. The University also prohibits pay discrimination based on sex, discriminatory pay practices based on sex, and sex discrimination affecting compensation.

Affirmative Action

In support of our equal employment opportunity principles, the University has developed written affirmative action plans for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. The University's Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX is located in the Mary Reed Building located at 2199 S. University Blvd. Denver, CO 80210. This office is responsible for compliance with state and federal EEO laws and affirmative action regulations. This office is also responsible for implementing the University's affirmative action plan, including equal employment practices, monitoring, and internal reporting.

If you believe you have not been treated in accordance with this policy, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX. Our plan for Veterans and the Disabled is available to you in this office during regular office hours or by appointment. All employees and applicants for employment are protected, by both University policy and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action regulations and law, from coercion, intimidation, interference, or discrimination for filing a complaint or assisting in an investigation.

Pay Transparency

Employees are not prohibited from discussing their salaries and/or compensation with other employees and non-employees. The University will not discharge, discipline, or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the University's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Safety & Support

The University also encourages all employees to familiarize themselves with resources for safety and support. You can find a list of both on- and off-campus resources on the Resources tab of this web page. 

external resources

An individual who believes that he/she/they 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 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 & Title IX or any other University office does not extend or postpone the deadline for filing with external agencies.

If you believe that you have been discriminated against under any of the above laws, and to ensure that you meet strict procedural timelines to preserve the ability of the EEOC to investigate your complaint and protect your right to file a private lawsuit, you should immediately contact:

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
131 M Street, NE
Washington, DC 20507

or an EEOC field office by calling toll free 1-800-669-4000. For individuals with hearing impairments, EEOC's toll free TTY number is 1-800-669-6820.