New federal guidance on Title IX won’t affect UCCS

The U.S. Department of Education’s Sept. 22 announcement that it was rescinding the Dear Colleague Letter on Sexual Violence and an associated question-and-answer document, does not significantly affect CU campuses in the short term.

University General Counsel Patrick O’Rourke said CU’s legal team is conducting a thorough review of the ruling on the “Dear Colleague” letter and associated question-and-answer document before determining whether the university needs to make any changes.

“The rescission of these documents does not have a significant immediate effect upon the University of Colorado campuses,” O’Rourke said. “While it would give the campuses some additional flexibility in how we structure our Title IX processes, I do not think that the federal government has imposed new mandates upon institutions of higher education through its actions.”

Title IX coordinators at the campuses will not be making immediate changes to any applicable policies or procedures.

Questions about Title IX at UCCS should be directed to Julia Paris, Title IX coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, 255-4324.

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