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The Office, 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. The Office is responsible for ensuring compliance with the University's anti-discrimination policies related to:

Sex (including Sexual Misconduct)

Gender

Sexual Orientation

Gender Identity, and

Gender Expression

The University of Denver 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. 

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."

The program is administered by the US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Many people think of Title IX as a program that was created to ensure equity in sports programs for men and women. Today, all educational institutions are required to address gender-based discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), and violence, including sexual violence, relationship violence (dating and domestic violence), and stalking. OCR identifies these behaviors or actions as 'harassment' generally. 

Universities must address behavior directed at someone based on: 

  • sex or gender (female, male, non-binary)
  • sexual orientation
  • gender identity
  • gender expression
  • pregnancy or parenting

Universities are required to: 

  • Eliminate the behavior;
  • Prevent its reoccurrence; and
  • Address its effects. 

Interim Title IX Coordinator


 

Molly Hooker
2199 S. University Blvd.
Mary Reed Building, 4th Floor
Denver, CO 80208
303-871-2302
[email protected]