Title IX Compliance
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and gender-based harassment) in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Some key issue areas in which recipients have Title IX obligations are recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; athletics; sex-based harassment; treatment of pregnant and parenting students; discipline; single-sex education; and employment.
“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, Education Amendments 1972
Sexual harassment for the purposes of Title IX is defined as:
- Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the school’s education programs or activities.
- Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking as those terms are defined under federal laws called the Clery Act Summary and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
- Quid Pro Quo Harassment*
Questions, complaints or requests for additional information regarding these laws or issues should be directed to:
Title IX Coordinator
1400 Yosemite St. Aurora, CO 80010
*Quid pro quo literally translates as “something for something.” This type of harassment occurs when a person in authority, usually a supervisor or instructor, demands sexual favors in exchange for a job, promotion, grade, or other favorable treatment. In quid pro quo cases, the offense is directly linked to the individual’s terms of employment or academic success or forms the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting the individual.