Statement of Nondiscrimination

Statement of Nondiscrimination

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 educational programs and activities, and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits 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.

Who Does This Policy Apply to?

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.

Statement of Nondiscrimination Guidelines

Naropa University is an entity that 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. Following are the guidelines which  outline the nondiscrimination statement to be used depending upon the printed or electronic material.

The statement must be readable. No less than 8-point font is preferred.

Naropa University is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and education  environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability,  religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law.  Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The Gender Equity, Sexual Misconduct, and Relationship Violence Policy and  Procedures can be found at Inquiries regarding this policy may be directed to Karishma Kamath, Title IX Coordinator,

Naropa University is an equal opportunity and non-discriminatory employer and education institution.

To be used for:

  • Individual Course Syllabi (single page in length)
  • Event Programs / Posters / Related Materials with Limited Space
  • Advertising with Limited Space
  • Forms

This requirement has been satisfied with the addition of a link accessible from each Naropa University web  page (at the bottom of each page in the footer).

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.