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Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver, the University) is committed to maintaining environments that are welcoming, safe, and accessible, where all students, staff, faculty, visitors, guests, vendors, contractors, and others can study, work, and/or recreate free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all programs and activities of the institution, consistent with University policies, and relevant law.
As the primary civil rights compliance office of MSU Denver, the role of the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO), OEO’s role is to:
OEO encourages all members of the MSU Denver community to report all potential violations of the Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Misconduct, Title IX and Retaliation Policy (the Policy); and the safeguard the safety and wellbeing of the University community.
OEO is MSU Denver’s central intake and referral office for complaints from students, faculty, staff, administrators, and visitors to campus who allege a violation of the Policy. OEO is a neutral fact finder. It conducts interviews, gathers facts, weighs the evidence, assesses the credibility of witnesses, and ultimately makes findings of fact, upon which it will conclude whether the Policy was violated or not. OEO then sends an investigative report to relevant supervisors for resolution of the complaint in the case of employee misconduct, or to the Office of the Dean of Students in the case of student misconduct.
*See the entire Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct, and Retaliation Policy
OEO oversees the administration of the following online trainings required of all MSU employees on:
For more information, click HERE.
OEO’s Executive Director, as MSU Denver’s Title IX Coordinator, also is responsible for coordinating Title IX compliance across the University community. Title IX is a Federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.
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OEO communicates with state and federal government agencies regarding compliance issues, as needed.