The Office of Equity (OE) offers a variety of support measures to ensure all members of the CU Denver, CU Anschutz, and CU South community have access to a safe and nondiscriminatory environment. The OE considers the needs of all involved parties; providing resources for individuals who have experienced behavior prohibited under applicable policies (reporting party) and those accused of prohibited conduct (responding party).
Regardless of the party's role on campus, we coordinate with offices across campus to help individuals remain in school or at work. The OE is equipped to provide assistance through our office and/or through other offices on- and off-campus.
Whether or not the person who engaged in the alleged prohibited behavior against you is part of the CU Denver and/or CU Anschutz community, we are here to help you.
Our office will work with you through the initial intake to discuss the available interim measures, and to address any safety concerns, with the hope that you will be able to continue your academic pursuits, or employment (if you choose to) with as little interruption as possible. We can offer a number of interim support measures and we will work with you to determine which ones you wish to utilize. Some examples of interim remedies we may offer are:
We will consider any requests and make the determination as to whether or not the request is reasonable, and whether or not the University is able to accommodate the request considering the individual circumstances. In cases where serious or imminent threat to you or the campus community exists, we may consider taking actions such as building, location, or campus exclusions.
If the person you are reporting is not a CU student, faculty, or staff member (or you aren’t sure), we can still help you. If you need support around missed classes, late assignments, time off from work, or other campus related needs to help you feel safe moving forward, we want to help. You do not need to initiate an investigation to access our support resources or interim measures. However, if the information you share with us leads us to believe that others may be in immediate danger, we may be obligated by law to move forward with an investigation, with or without your participation. In these rare cases, we will work with you and notify you when we are obligated to move forward and will continue to inform you of the steps moving forward. We can also work with you to address any potential safety concerns or interim measures.
Absolutely! Please let us know that you’d like to also report to the police, and we can reach out to the appropriate law enforcement unit on your behalf. We may be able to set up a shared meeting to coordinate your reporting to both the University and law enforcement. We know it can be hard to talk about what happened, so we often work together with the police in an attempt to make things easier on you.