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Bears Who Care

Sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment and sexual assault) is not simply inappropriate behavior; it is against the law.  Students who engage in sexual misconduct against other students violate Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, which protects against sex discrimination in the educational setting.  The University of Northern Colorado prohibits and will not tolerate sexual misconduct or discrimination that violates federal or state law, or the University's antidiscrimination policy and grievance procedure.

When UNC learns of sexual misconduct, immediate and appropriate action will be taken to determine what has occurred.  Steps will be taken to end sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects on campus, whether or not the sexual misconduct is the subject of a criminal investigation.  Likewise, the University will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any student or employee for reporting discrimination or assisting in the investigation of a complaint.

Title IX: The Basics