Feedback requested on newly drafted Sexual Misconduct Policy

By Staff

The University of Colorado community is invited to review a newly drafted Sexual Misconduct, Intimate Partner Abuse, and Stalking policy (APS 5014) and to provide feedback by Friday, July 12, before its final consideration by the campus chancellors and the president. The effective date is Aug. 1, 2024, pursuant to the new Title IX rules.

Led by Valerie Simons, vice president of compliance and equity, a systemwide group of representatives from Equity Offices and Office of University Counsel met this past year in anticipation of the new Title IX rules that were released in April. The working group shared initial drafts with campus stakeholder offices and is now proceeding with review through the system Office of Policy and Efficiency for stakeholder engagement with students, faculty and staff, campus governance groups and external stakeholders.

The policy was drafted with the following goals in mind:

  • Ensure compliance with recent changes to Title IX
  • Align the Sexual Misconduct Policy with the new Protected Class Nondiscrimination policy (APS 5065) (which will also be effective Aug. 1) to ensure continued protections against discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and related retaliation as required by federal law under Title IX, Colorado and Regent law
  • Incorporate Regent Policy 10A
  • Incorporate guidance and resources for reporting options and confidential resources
  • Describe role and jurisdiction of Equity Offices

Feedback is requested by July 12 so that the Office of Policy and Efficiency may share it with leadership and the systemwide working group – the link to provide feedback is on the draft policy ( Community input will inform revisions to the draft before its final presentation to the chancellors and the president.