Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
“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.”
Colorado State University (CSU) complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. CSU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the areas of education, employment, and public accommodation.
Title IX Coordinators
- Title IX Coordinator: Diana Prieto, Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, Diana.Prieto@colostate.edu, (970) 491-1715
- Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employment: Assistant Director for Complaints and Disabilities, Jennifer Mayhew, Jennifer.Mayhew@colostate.edu, (970) 491-5836
- Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Athletics: Senior Associate Athletics Director for Compliance, Shalini Shanker, Shalini.Shanker@colostate.edu, 970-491-6170
Programs and activities covered by Title IX include:
- Financial aid
- Academic programs
- Student treatment and services
- Counseling and guidance
- Classroom assignment
- Vocational education
- Physical education
Sexual harassment, sexual violence and sexual assault are illegal. It is prohibited in the education context by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and in the employment context by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.
Colorado State University strives to create and maintain a study and work environment that is fair, humane, and responsible so that each member of the University community is treated with dignity and rewarded for such relevant considerations as ability and performance. The University prohibits any acts of sexual harassment, sexual violence or sexual assault by students, or any retaliation related to acts or reports of any acts. When allegations of sexual harassment, sexual violence or sexual assault by a student are reported, and a student is found to have violated CSU policy, sanctions will result and may include expulsion from CSU. All members of the CSU community are expected to not infringe upon the rights of others. Sexual harassment, sexual violence and sexual assault cannot be tolerated and are prohibited by the University.
Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Defined
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when such conduct is directed toward an individual because of her or his gender, is severe and/or pervasive, and has the purpose or effect of (1) creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive academic environment or (2) unreasonably interferes with another’s academic performance. Generally, a single sexual joke, offensive epithet, or request for a date does not constitute sexual harassment; however, being subjected to such jokes, epithets, or requests repeatedly may constitute hostile environment sexual harassment.