Who We Are
Located in Driscoll Commons Suite 30, the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX (EOIX) is a source of trustworthy support for the entire University of Denver (DU) community. Our team members strive for an empowered DU, helping you report incidents, investigate claims and locate the information, resources and training needed to foster an environment of equal opportunity and equity for students, faculty and staff.
In collaboration with University partners, EOIX fosters an environment of equal opportunity and equity for students, faculty, and staff in all aspects of educational programming and employment. We also investigate claims of discrimination based on Race, Color, National Origin, Ancestry, Age (40 and over in employment context), Religion, Creed, Disability, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression, Marital Status, Pregnancy, Genetic Information, Veteran Status, Military Enlistment. We facilitate the University's compliance with applicable laws including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Affirmative Action, Equal Pay, Age Discrimination in Employment; ADA and Section 504, VEVRAA, USERRA, GINA, as well as other applicable federal, state, and local non-discrimination laws.
Emily Babb – Associate Vice Chancellor of Equal Opportunity & Title IX Coordinator
Associate Vice Chancellor of Equal Opportunity & Title IX Coordinator
Emily joined DU on January 4, 2021. Emily comes to DU from the University of Virginia where she most recently served concurrently as interim associate vice president for equal opportunity and civil rights and assistant vice president for Title IX compliance/Title IX Coordinator. Previously, she served in the Cleveland U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights as acting regional director, program manager and supervisory attorney. She has also served as senior attorney in the Dallas U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. Across her over 15-year career, Emily has shown a deep devotion to upholding civil rights and providing equal access. She has experience working in a university setting implementing and upholding sexual misconduct policies—and in doing so, helping all in the community learn and work in a safe and healthy environment. She has effectively responded to reports of discrimination, harassment and retaliation and provided training to students, faculty and staff to help prevent such instances before they occur. She has experience collaborating across departments to ensure equal access to employment and education opportunities, and she has a developed a depth of expertise on the resolution and investigative processes involved with reports of prohibited conduct.
Molly Hooker – Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Molly is the Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Molly Hooker rejoined the office, on May 1,2020. Molly served as the Interim Title IX coordinator at DU from August 2018 to February 2019 and was a member of the original Title IX working group that helped shape the University's vision and strategy for Title IX compliance, including informing the broader community about the proposed Title IX regulations. She has been with the university since 2001, working in both academic and student affairs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Molly earned her bachelor's degree from University of Colorado, Boulder and her master's degree from the University of Mississippi.
Stuart Evans - Deputy Equal Opportunity Coordinator/Senior Investigator
Deputy Equal Opportunity Coordinator/Senior Investigator
Stuart joined the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX in October 2021 as the Deputy Equal Opportunity Coordinator/Senior Investigator. Prior to joining the University of Denver, Stuart served as a Civil Rights Investigator at the University of Virginia where he conducted investigations related to sexual and/or gender-based harassment and violence and other student/employee misconduct. Previously, Stuart served as an Investigator at the Maine Human Rights Commission where he investigated claims of discrimination on all protected bases in housing, employment, and education. Stuart earned his bachelor's degree from Beloit College and his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Stuart has certifications from the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) in Civil Rights Investigator Level II and Level IV and received a certification in facilitating fair and effective informal resolution processes under Title IX from NASPA.
Mackenzie Kintz - Equal Opportunity & Title IX Investigator
Equal Opportunity & Title IX Investigator
Mackenzie joined the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX in October 2021 as an Equal Opportunity & Title IX Investigator. Prior to joining the University of Denver, Mackenzie served as an Associate Investigator and Senior Investigator at an independent investigation firm for California educational institutions including public K-12, higher education, and county offices of education. Mackenzie earned her bachelor's degree from California State University, Fullerton.
Joshua or Josh Kaufman - ADA Coordinator
Joshua joined the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title XI after serving as the director of DU’s Disability Services Program (DSP) for five years. He came to DU from the Office of Academic Accessibility at the University of North Carolina Asheville, where he was director and ADA coordinator. While director of DSP, Joshua oversaw the expansion of DU students served by around seventy-five percent. While in North Carolina, he served in multiple roles that fostered and created a more inclusive and equitable experience for members of the campus and wider community. Some of his work included serving as president of the North Carolina Association on Higher Education and Disability, was a member of the Statewide Independent Living Council and chair of the Policy Committee, lead the university in the creation of their first campus wide accessibility committee, and partnered with the Humanities Program to embed the disability identity into their curriculum. Joshua has a BA in Psychology from Western State College in Gunnison, CO and a MS in Counseling and Human Development from Radford University in Radford, VA. In his free time, Joshua is also an avid outdoors person who enjoys kayaking, mountain biking, adventure motorcycling, and spending time with his partner and pets.
Marissa Shevins - Equal Opportunity & Title IX Investigator
Marissa joined DU in June of 2022 as an Equal Opportunity & Title IX Investigator. Prior to joining the University of Denver, Marissa worked as a housing attorney with Colorado Legal Services where she represented tenants at risk of eviction in multiple counties in Colorado. Marissa earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Denver, and her Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law in 2020.
Investigator, Title IX Coordinator, Hearing Officer and Appeals Officer Training
Employees at the University who serve as Title IX Coordinators, Investigators, Hearing Officers, or Appeals Officers have completed one or more of the following trainings in accordance with the requirements set forth by the Department of Education:
- Conducting and Adjudicating Title IX Hearings: An OCR Training Webinar – U.S. Department of Education
- How to Report Sexual Harassment Under Title IX – U.S. Department of Education
- Title IX Protections Against Sexual Assault – U.S. Department of Education
- Due process Protections under Title IX – U.S. Department of Education
- OCR Webinar: Title IX Regulations Address Sexual Harassment – U.S. Department of Education
- OCR Webinar on the First Amendment and Title IX – U.S. Department of Education
- Title IX Coordinator and Administrator Training & Certification Level Four – Associate of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)
- Civil Rights Investigator Three: Sexual Violence/Sexual Harassment Case Processing and Resolution - ATIXA
- Civil Rights Investigator Four: Advanced Interviewing Skills and Strategies - ATIXA
- Consent Workshop - ATIXA