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  • Sexual Misconduct / Title IX - Overview & Purpose
  • Overview and Purpose of Sexual Misconduct Policy

    Title IX is the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions. Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972 states in part:

    20 U.S.C. Section 1681

    Prohibition against discrimination. 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 educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…(Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972 - Title 20 U.S.C. Sections 1681-1688).  Title IX prohibits Sexual Harassment and other Sexual Misconduct in educational institutions.


    Colorado State Board Policy (BP) 3-120 and (BP) 19-60

    Provides that employees and students shall not discriminate or harass on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, familial status, veteran or military status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law (also known as “civil rights laws”), in connection with employment practices or educational programs and activities (including in admissions). Individuals shall not retaliate against any person who opposes discrimination, harassment or retaliation, or participates in any complaint or investigation process.

    Board Policy BP 3-120
    Board Policy BP 19-60


    System Procedure (SP) 19-60

    Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct Resolution Process:

    System Procedure SP 19-60


    System President Procedure (SP)3-50b and (SP) 4-31a

    [Repealed - See SP 19-60]

    Note: These procedures apply to conduct that was alleged to have occurred before August 12, 2020. For conduct occurring after that date, See SP 19-60 above.

    Civil Rights Grievance and Investigation Process:

    System President Procedure SP 3-50b  
    System President Procedure SP 4-31a


    System President Procedure (SP)3-120a and (SP) 4-120a

    [Repealed – See SP 19-60] 

    Note:  These procedures apply to conduct that was alleged to have occurred before August 12, 2020. For conduct occurring after that date, See SP 19-60 above.

    Sexual Misconduct Procedures:

    System President Procedure SP 3-120a  
    System President Procedure SP 4-120a