Regents announce conclusion of Tumpkin inquiry

Benson: ‘This is a moment of challenge and opportunity’
By Staff

Note: An earlier version of this story first appeared as Breaking News on CU Connections on June 12.

At a special meeting June 12 at 1800 Grant St., the Board of Regents announced the conclusion of an inquiry into the University of Colorado’s handling of accusations of domestic violence by former assistant football coach Joe Tumpkin.

CU released the inquiry’s findings and President Bruce D. Benson announced the actions he will take with the unanimous support of the board.

“CU does not and will not tolerate domestic violence or any form of sexual misconduct,” President Benson wrote in a communication to the CU community. “We aim to be a national leader in addressing Title IX complaints of sexual misconduct and partner violence. This issue highlighted significant gaps in our policies and training, which we are addressing immediately.
“This is a moment of challenge and opportunity for the university, and we will be a better university as a result.”

Read clarifying statement from President Benson.

Read Board Chair Irene Griego’s remarks from the meeting here.

Read President Benson’s statement here.

Read University of Colorado Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano’s statement here.

Read CU Boulder Athletic Director Rick George’s statement here.

Read CU Boulder Head Football Coach Mike MacIntyre’s statement here.

Read the independent reports here.