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Inclusiveness and Nondiscrimination

How to Make Complaints of Discrimination


 The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to maintaining a positive learning, working and living environment. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, creed, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, political philosophy or political affiliation in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities. (Law of the Regents, Article 10​). 

Inclusiveness and Nondiscrimination

How to Request Accommodations, and Make Complaints of Discrimination and Sexual Misconduct

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to maintaining a positive learning, working and living environment. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, creed, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, political philosophy or political affiliation in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities. (Law of the Regents, Article 10).

Complaint of Discrimination

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus Office of Equity strives to stop, prevent, and remedy discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and any related retaliation; assist employees with obtaining reasonable ADA accommodations; provide education on these topics; design policy to make our campus safer and more inclusive; and ensure all people are treated with dignity, compassion, and respect.  

If you wish to make a complaint of discrimination, by a University of Colorado Denver faculty, staff or student, or receive additional information about University policies and procedures, contact the Office of Equity and report the threatening behavior through one of the following ways: 1) Email the Office of Equity at equity@ucdenver.edu, 2) Visit the Office of Equity website and make a report online at www.equity.ucdenver.edu, or 3) Call the Office of Equity and make a report over the phone at 303.315.2567.

The Office of Equity serves both the CU Denver and the Anschutz Medical Campus. Locations are as follows if you would like to make an in-person report, or visit the office for more resources:

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Note: The Office of Equity is not a confidential resource. If you would like to talk to someone confidentially, please utilize the following resources:

​​The Ombuds Office

Phoenix Center of Auraria

Email info@thepca.org,​ call 303.315.7250 for appointments and information or call 303.556.2255 for the confidential helpline.

CU Denver Counseling Center

If you or someone you love are in immediate danger, or there is an immediate threat to self or others, call 911. Auraria Police can be reached at 303.556.5000 and the Anschutz Police can be reached at 303.724.4444.

Threatening Behavior

If you wish to make a complaint of threatening behavior by a University of Colorado Denver faculty, staff or student, contact the Office of Equity and report the threatening behavior through one of the following ways: 1) Email the Office of Equity at equity@ucdenver.edu, 2) Visit the Office of Equity website and make a report online at www.equity.ucdenver.edu, or 3) Call the Office of Equity and make a report over the phone at 303.315.2567.

We also suggest you contact the following entities:

​Faculty and Staff Threat Assessment and Response (FAST) Team: Email FAST or call 303.315.0182.

Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation (CARE) Team: Email CARE​  or call 303.315.7306.

The Ombuds Office:

Phoenix Center of Auraria: Email PCA or call 303.315.7250 for appointments and information or call 303.556.2255 for the confidential helpline.

CU Denver Counseling Center: Call 303.315.7270 for appointments and resources, or call 303.615.9911 for emergency after hours for CU Denver students; if the emergency is an immediate threat to self or others, call 911 or campus police. 

Auraria Police can be reached at 303.556.5000

Anschutz Police can be reached at 303.724.4444

Disability Discrimination—Americans with Disabilities Act

At the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus, individuals with disabilities are entitled to access, support, and when appropriate, reasonable accommodations. ADA Compliance supports the ongoing development of an accessible university that embraces disability as diversity. We provide disability-related information, services, and resources for faculty, staff and visitors. We are responsible for providing reasonable accommodations for faculty and staff, educating the campus community, and promoting equal access and opportunity for those with disabilities. Additionally, ADA Compliance works in conjunction with Facilities Management to address the structural accessibility needs of the campus community.

Note: The Office of Equity only provides accommodations for staff and faculty:

A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job or the work environment that will enable a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the application process or to perform essential job functions. Your medical provider may need to complete our Reasonable Accommodation Documentation Form to assist the Office of Equity in determining what accommodation(s) may be necessary. If you would prefer to discuss your need for an accommodation by telephone or in person, please contact our ADA Coordinator by email at equity_ada@ucdenver.edu to schedule a meeting. For more information visit the Office of Equity website at www.equity.ucdenver.edu.

Note: If you are a student needing an accommodationContact Disability Resources and Services (DRS).

Resources and services DRS offers:

  • Accessing Accommodations

  • Academic Accommodations

  • Request/Timeline Chart

  • Service Animals

  • ​​Deaf/HOH Services

  • Rights & Responsibilities

  • Grievance Policy

Contact Information for DRS:

Denver Campus - You can email to make an accommodation request or inquire about resources at disabilityresources@ucdenver.edu or call 303.315.3510.

Anschutz Medical CampusYou can make an online accommodation request or inquire about resources or call 303.724.5640 or 303.724.8428  

Sexual Misconduct and Title IX

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.”

Title IX addresses discrimination against pregnant and parenting students, women in STEM programs, sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, and sexual violence (including rape or sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, voyeurism, exhibitionism, verbal or physical sexuality-based threats or abuse, and intimate partner violence).

The University of Colorado’s Sexual Misconduct Policy prohibits any of the following:

  • ​Sexual assault: non-consensual sexual contact or sexual intercourse

  • Sexual exploitation: examples include sharing photos or video of someone in a sexual manner without their consent

  • Intimate partner abuse: domestic or dating violence

  • Gender/sex-based stalking

  • Sexual harassment: quid pro quo and/or hostile environment

  • Any Retaliation taken against those involved in the reporting process

If you wish to make a complaint of sexual misconduct by a University of Colorado Denver faculty, staff or student, contact the Office of Equity and report the sexual misconduct through one of the following ways: 1) Email the Office of Equity at equity@ucdenver.edu, 2) Visit the Office of Equity website and make a report online at www.equity.ucdenver.edu, or 3) Call the Office of Equity and make a report over the phone at 303.315.2567.

All policies and guidelines mentioned above, and all other policies and guidelines  for the University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus can be found here for your review: 


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