Title IX & Sexual Misconduct

The Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX, in collaboration with University partners, works to build and maintain a safe, gender-equitable environment for students, faculty and staff in all aspects of educational programming and employment. We are responsible for ensuring compliance with the University's non-discrimination policies related to:

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    Sexual Harrasment

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    Sexual Assault

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    Dating Violence

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    Domestic Violence

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DU is committed to providing support and assistance to all members of our campus community who are impacted by gender-based discrimination, harassment, and violence, including sexual assault, relationship or dating violence, and stalking. DU is committed to developing best practices to respond to and prevent sexual assaults. 

In order to carry out these responsibilities, the Office:

  • Receives and reviews all reports of gender-based discrimination, harassment and violence on campus;
  • Keeps records of all reports to evaluate campus needs and to identify patterns that need to be addressed;
  • Coordinates outreach to all identified impacted students, faculty and staff to provide:
    • Resources for emotional support and system advocacy;
    • An overview of options for addressing the discrimination, harassment or violence both on campus and off;
    • Assistance with Supportive Measures to assist impacted parties when needed;
    • Informal Resolution options for non-violent policy violations;
    • Investigations of violations of University Policy related to gender-based discrimination, harassment and violence;
    • Consultation, training and education for the campus community;
    • Coordination of campus partner efforts to address gender-based discrimination, harassment and violence and to engage in prevention and education efforts.
    • Assistance with campus climate survey efforts.
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What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that 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."

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Sexual Assault & Gender-Based Violence Resources

This website provides resources to support a safe and supportive environment free of sexual assault and gender-based violence. Get 24/7 help, find crisis, counseling, support and medical provider services, get involved in ending sexual assault on campus, and read our policies and procedures.

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