Naropa University is committed to cultivating a university environment free of harassment, discrimination and violence. In accordance with this commitment, the University does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of sex, gender or gender identity/expression in its education programs and activities, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits the discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or University activities, regardless of whom is the perpetrator. Gender Discrimination includes, but is not limited to, Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment. Additionally, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) requires the University to provide a prompt and equitable procedure for resolving complaints of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.
Naropa University is firmly committed to impartial investigations and addressing all Gender Discrimination complaints under all circumstances, including when there is a pending criminal investigation or prosecution. The University is also committed to protecting victims of opposite and same-sex relationship violence and shall complete impartial investigations addressing instances of relationship violence under all circumstances, including when there is a pending criminal investigation or prosecution. The University reviews these procedures on a biennial basis to ensure the University is acting to prevent and stop Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence.
This policy and procedure applies to all Naropa University employees (faculty, staff, and student employees), students, and other persons who are contractually obligated to comply with the University's policies, such as contractors, vendors, and those engaged to further the interests of the University. This policy applies to all areas of the University's programs and activities, both on and off premises, including but not limited to classes, on-campus housing, university events, and co-curricular activities. This policy applies to conduct occurring off-campus that has the continuing effect of creating a hostile environment on campus. The University will process a complaint under this policy regardless of where the conduct occurred.
Naropa University is an entity which receives Federal funding in the form of financial aid for our students. Receipt of Federal funds creates a requirement to include a nondiscrimination statement on all printed and electronic materials provided to the general public. The general public is defined as individuals who are not Naropa University employees, and includes both students and non-students. Please click on the following link to access Naropa University's nondiscrimination statement guidelines.