Reporting & Resources
In the case of a life-threatening emergency, call the police and the Division of Campus Safety (DCS):
We encourage you to report Bias Incidents, Harassment, Discrimination or Gender-based Violence with our online Report Form. You may also directly call the Associate Vice Chancellor for Equal Opportunity and Title IX/Title IX Coordinator, Emily Babb, at 303-871-7016 to report sexual misconduct or harassment.
While we maintain your privacy, our office is not a confidential resource. Reporting within DU may initiate an investigation that may result in University actions, up to and including dismissal of the current employee or student found responsible for a policy violation. Reporting to Denver Police Department may initiate legal charges against the accused party. The results of criminal charges may include fines or jail time.
For all options, the Center for Advocacy, Prevention and Education (CAPE) can provide you with support when reporting and throughout the investigative processes.
Report to the Office of Equal Opportunity and Title IXReport an Incident
Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX (EOIX)
EOIX can assist with:
- Consultation concerning issues of possible discrimination, harassment or retaliation based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, genetic information, or veteran or military status
- Investigation of complaints, including complaints of sexual misconduct, sexual assaults, relationship violence, and stalking
- Education focused on prevention, response, mandatory reporting training, Title IX requirements, or the impact of harassment, discrimination and violence
Disability Services Program (DSP)
DSP is dedicated to giving students with disabilities an equal opportunity to participate in the University's programs, courses and activities. DSP provides accommodations at no cost to any student who has a documented disability as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Accommodations afford students equal opportunity to participate in the University's programs, courses, and activities.
Ruffatto Hall, RM 440, 1999 E. Evans Ave. Denver, CO 80208
The Cultural Center
The Office connects the DU community with resources, events, and information on a diverse range of resources related to Religious & Spiritual Life. This Office also provides support around religious accommodations for University employment, courses, housing/dining, and student activities.
The Cultural Center
1927 S. York St.
Denver, CO 80210
Division of Campus Safety (DCS)
DCS is staffed 24 hours a day, year-round by trained professionals employed to serve the University community. DCS can provide a personal escort while on campus.
Anonymous Tip Line: 303-871-3130
2130 S. High St. Denver, CO 80208
- Student Outreach & Support (SOS)
Office of Students Rights & Responsibilities
Student Rights & Responsibilities supports the University and Student Life Division missions by providing programs and services designed to foster a positive and safe environment for student learning.
To request no-contact orders, please email the office.
- Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI)
- Pride Portal
- Veterans Services
Resources Beyond DU
Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence
- The Blue Bench is a comprehensive sexual assault support and prevention center working to eliminate sexual assault and diminish the impact it has on individuals, their loved ones and our community.
- Sexual Assault Hotline: 303.322.7273
- SafeHouse provides emergency shelter and non-residential counseling and advocacy services to adults, children, and youth experiencing intimate partner violence. Spanish-speaking services.
- 24-Hour Crisis Line/24 Horas Línea de Crisis: 303-318-9989
- 1in6 offers outreach, education and services, in person and over the web, to men who have experienced unwanted or abusive sexual behavior.
- 24-Hour Online Helpline: https://1in6.org/helpline/
- Wings serves the Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, El Paso, Gilpin, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Teller Counties. It provides group support for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse; makes referrals to qualified therapists; Spanish-speaking services*
- Phone: 303-238-8660
Toll Free: 800-373-8671
- MESA serves the Boulder and Broomfield Counties.
- It provides a 24-hour hotline; individual counseling (fee based on a sliding scale) for survivors of sexual assault; medical advocacy; legal advocacy; group therapy; Spanish-speaking services*
- 24-Hour Hotline: 303-443-7300
- The Stalking Resource Center provides multiple services including: Training, Technical Assistance, a Web site, and an Information Clearinghouse.
- 1-855-4-VICTIM (855-484-2846)
- (Victim Connect Helpline, English and Spanish, 200 other languages available, Hearing- and speech-impaired individuals can reach the helpline using 711)
Ignore at Your Own Risk (a resource on stalking of faculty members by students)
- "Based on my own experience as a stalking victim, I've compiled a list of information that should be made readily available to all faculty members via courses, website resources and/or publications."
- By Professor Anna Sher, Department of Biological Sciences at University of Denver
- ACP is a "statewide program that provides survivors or domestic violence, sexual offenses, and/or stalking with two services: a legal substitute address for interacting with all state and local government agencies and a confidential mail forwarding service."
- Phone: 303-866-2208
- The Center provides programming, support, and services tailored for Colorado's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender community. These include weekly transgender social and support programs, a Transgender speakers bureau, and ongoing educational and networking sessions throughout the year.
- Phone: 303-733-7743
- SOL addresses "challenges and systems of oppression facing the LGBTQ community, offering direct survivor support and training opportunities for agencies committed to our people's liberation from violence."
- Phone: 303-839-5204
- Hotline: 1-88-557-4441
- 777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO 80204
SANE Program: 303-602-3007
Counties served: Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, and Jefferson Counties
- 2525 South Downing Street
Denver, CO 80210
SANE Program: 303-430-2648
Counties served: Adams, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, and Jefferson Counties
- 777 Bannock Street
- The Initiative advocates for persons with disabilities who have experienced abuse, including safety planning, individual counseling, direct court support, community resource navigation, case management, crisis intervention, medical accompaniment
- Phone: 303-839-5510
- As one of the most accessible cities, DODR is an integral division of the Agency for Human Rights & Community Partnerships. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal civil rights law that provides people with disabilities equal access to employment, state and local government programs, goods and services. The Denver Office of Disability Rights coordinates the City and County of Denver's efforts to ensure compliance with Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Our role is to ensure that all City services and programs are accessible to people with disabilities. DODR also investigates complaints of alleged discrimination on the basis of disability filed locally or federally under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
- Phone: 720-913-8485
- Disability Law Colorado is an independent public interest non-profit specializing in civil rights and discrimination issues. It protects the human, civil and legal rights of people with mental and physical disabilities, people with HIV and older people throughout Colorado. The Legal Center's primary goal is to open up the legal system to those who would otherwise be unable to voice their needs because of the complexity of the service bureaucracy, their disability or because they are unable to act on their own behalf.
- All lines voice/TTY
- Phone: 3037220300
Toll Free: 800-288-1376
- The Mission Statement of the VA is to fulfill President Lincoln's promise 'To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan' by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's veterans.
- Phone: 1-800-827-1000
- The Colorado Division of Veterans Affairs is here to assist Veterans, their dependents, and their survivors in obtaining the State and Federal benefits for which they are qualified.
- Phone: 303-284-6077
- Emergency: 911
- You can request a temporary restraining order if there has been harm, the threat of harm, or an act of violence. The Protection Order Courtroom is located in Denver's City and County Building.
- 1437 Bannock Street, Courtroom 159. Phone: 720-865-7285
- The ACLU of Colorado is a civil rights organization that is a private institution funded exclusively by the donations of supporters. Its mission is to protect, defend and extend the civil rights and civil liberties of all people in Colorado through litigation, education and advocacy. The legal department, with two full-time attorneys on staff, writes letters, talks to government agencies and, if necessary, files lawsuits on behalf of clients whose rights have been violated; annually it litigates 50-70 cases with the assistance of approximately 100 volunteer cooperating attorneys. At the state Capitol and at city council meetings across Colorado, the ACLU advocates for rational laws that protect people's rights and liberties. The ACLU engages and informs Coloradans through public forums on current civil liberties issues, "Know Your Rights" trainings, rallies and media events; it also works with students and young professionals who are interested in civil liberties.
- Phone: 303-777-5482
- Emergency: 911
- Culturally and linguistically responsive crisis intervention services are available to all crime victims. The Center provides an immediate response to police requests for emergency services, as well as the victim's call for help; 24-hour hotlines; advocacy; crisis counseling; support groups for trauma recovery process; therapist referral directory; elder/disability program; children, youth and families program; Mi Gente VAWA Legal Immigration Services; translation and interpreting center for more than 41 languages and dialects.
- 24-Hour Hotline: 303-894-8000
303-718-8289 (Spanish) (available 24/7)
303-860-9555 (TTY) (available 24/7)
- The Denver Anti-Discrimination Office enforces the Denver County Anti-Discrimination Ordinance that prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and commercial space, public accommodations, private educational institutions, and private health and welfare services. The ordinance prohibits discrimination based on age, sexual orientation, gender variance, marital status, physical or mental disability, race, color, national origin, gender, military status and religion.
- Phone: 720-913-8458
- CCRD is charged with enforcing the State's anti-discrimination laws in the areas of employment, housing and public accommodations. CCRD works to eliminate and prevent discrimination in these areas through investigation, education, mediation and enforcement.
- Phone: 303-894-2997
Hotline Español: 720-432-4294
- The Civil Rights Act of 1957 created the US Commission on Civil Rights. Established as an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding federal agency, the Commission's mission is to inform the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of federal civil rights laws. It pursues this mission by studying alleged deprivations of voting rights and alleged discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or in the administration of justice. It plays a role in advancing civil rights through objective and comprehensive investigation, research, and analysis on issues of fundamental concern to the federal government and the public.
- Phone: 303-866-1040
- The mission of the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation through vigorous enforcement of civil rights. The OCR serves student populations facing discrimination and the advocates and institutions promoting systemic solutions to civil rights problems. An important responsibility is resolving complaints of discrimination. Agency-initiated cases, typically called "compliance reviews", permit OCR to target resources on compliance problems that appear particularly acute. OCR also provides technical assistance to help institutions achieve voluntary compliance with the civil rights laws that OCR enforces. An important part of OCR's technical assistance is partnerships designed to develop creative approaches to preventing and addressing discrimination.
- 303.844.5695 phone
- 800.844.8339 TDD
- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEOC is the federal government agency responsible for the enforcement of anti-discrimination laws related to employment. Federal laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of age, disability, race, religion, sex, national origin, equal pay, sexual harassment, pregnancy and retaliation.
- Phone: 800-669.4000
- The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. It also mandates the establishment of TDD/telephone relay services.
- For information and technical assistance about the Americans with Disabilities Act, specialists are available to provide ADA information and answers to technical questions on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Eastern time) or on Thursday from 12:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. (Eastern time). Calls are confidential.
- Phone: 800-514-0301
- The Division is the program institution within the Federal Government responsible for enforcing Federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender preference, disability, religion, and national origin. The Division's enforcement responsibilities include enforcing anti-discrimination protections in education, employment, credit, housing, public accommodations and facilities, voting, and certain federally funded and conducted programs.
- Please let the Civil Rights Division (Division) receptionist know if you have trouble understanding English or need help communicating with the Civil Rights Division. Ask for an interpreter or if translated material is available when you contact us. If you can, please tell us your language (or dialect).
- Phone: 202-514-4609
Faculty & Staff Resources
Human Resources & Inclusive Community (HRIC)
DU employees are critical to the University. As a result, HRIC wants to ensure that employees are given a safe and inclusive environment to work in. Please utilize the employee resources tab to navigate resources the University offers.
Lloyd Moore, Director of Benefits
2199 S. University Blvd, Room 403, Denver, CO 80208
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.
- U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission