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Reporting Prohibited Conduct

Reporting a Concern

If you feel that your rights under this policy have been violated, please use the following procedure:

Where to Report Gender Equity, Sexual Misconduct and/or Relationship Violence Claims

If your concern involves any incident of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation or coercion, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking or retaliation please report your claim directly to the Title IX Coordinator.

Sarah K. Silvas-Bernstein
Title IX Coordinator
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Lincoln Building, 2nd Floor, Room 4230
Boulder, CO 80302
303-245-4843
ssilvas@naropa.edu

You can also submit a complaint on MyNaropa (note, you must be logged into MyNaropa).

If for any reason you are uncomfortable reporting the claim to the Title IX Coordinator,
please report your claim to either the Director of Human Resources or the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. All claims made under this policy will be reported to the Title IX Coordinator regardless of whether you choose to do so directly.

Duty to Report

All Naropa University faculty and staff are classified as Responsible Employees, meaning that faculty or staff who become aware of an instance of Gender Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence are required to report that information to the Title IX Coordinator. Naropa University students are strongly encouraged to report instances of Gender Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence to the Title IX Coordinator regardless of whether they are a victim or a witness. Employees of the Naropa Counseling Center are NOT deemed Responsible Employees under this policy and may keep confidential any information disclosed to them about violations of this policy. Currently, the Naropa Counseling Center is the only on-campus confidential resource.

Confidentiality

 If a Complainant requests confidentiality, the University will take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the Complaint consistent with the request for confidentiality and to the extent permitted by law, but such a request may hamper the University's investigation and confidentiality cannot be guaranteed. The Title IX Coordinator will evaluate all requests for confidentiality in the context of the University's responsibility to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment to all members of its community. Other university personnel are not permitted to promise or ensure confidentiality of information. At Naropa only employees in the Naropa Counseling Center are authorized and required to keep information confidential. All other faculty and staff are deemed responsible employees and must report any suspected or known incident of gender discrimination, sexual misconduct or relationship violence to the Title IX Coordinator. All responsible employees will use best efforts to inform potential complainants of this duty to report before any information that the complainant may want to otherwise withhold as confidential is shared. The University will complete any publicly available record keeping, including Clery Act reporting and disclosure, without inclusion of any personally identifiable information about the Complainant.

Making a Complaint

Any student or employee of Naropa University may make a complaint. Sometimes you may not be sure how far you want to go with a concern, issue or complaint. Please go to the Dean of Students or Title IX Coordinator for support and consultation when you are considering pursuing a Complaint against a faculty, staff member or another student.

Complaint Process. Individuals who wish to file a Complaint of Gender Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence against a student, staff member or faculty should address their concerns to the Dean of Students or Title IX Coordinator. If for any reason you are uncomfortable reporting the Complaint to either party, or they are unavailable, you may report the Complaint to the Director of Human Resources or the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. All Complaints, regardless of whom they are filed against must be in writing, must be filed as soon as possible, but no later than 90 days after the alleged incident leading to the Complaint and must include as much of the following information as possible:

  1. The name, department, and position (including all that apply: undergraduate, graduate, faculty, staff, employee) of the person or persons making the Complaint and contact information for the same.
  2. The name, department, and position of the person or persons who allegedly engaged in Gender Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence.
  3. A description of the incident(s), including the date(s), location(s), and the presence of any witnesses.
  4. If the Complainant is an employee: the alleged effect of the incident(s) on the Complainant's position, salary, benefits, promotional opportunities, or other terms or conditions of employment.
  5. The names of other students or employees who might have been subject to the same or similar acts of Gender Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence.
  6. Any steps the Complainant has taken to try to stop the offensive conduct if any, (not required).
  7. Any other information the Complainant believes to be relevant to the acts of Gender Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence including Harassment or Retaliation.