Unlawful Discrimination Policy


History:
Amended by the Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees on
August 29, 2014. See full history on page 2




1.0
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE
This policy is promulgated by the Board of Trustees pursuant to the authority conferred upon it by
§23-41-104(1), C.R.S. (1999) in order to set forth a policy concerning unlawful discrimination at
Mines. This policy shal supersede any previously promulgated Mines policy that is in conflict
herewith.

2.0
UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION POLICY
Attendance and employment at Mines are based solely on merit and fairness. Discrimination on
the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or
military veteran status is prohibited. No discrimination in admission, application of academic
standards, financial aid, scholastic awards, or any terms or conditions of employment shal be
permitted. If a complaint of discrimination on the basis of gender arises, it shal be governed
under Mines’ Policy Prohibiting Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual
Violence.

3.0 PERSONS WHO MAY FILE AN UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT
An unlawful discrimination complaint may be filed by any individual described in one of the
categories below:

A. Any member of the Mines campus community, including classified staff, exempt
employees, and students as wel as any applicant for employment or admission, who
believes that he or she has been discriminated against by Mines, a branch of Mines, or
another member of the Mines community on account of age, race, ethnicity, religion,
national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or military veteran status;

B. Any person who believes that he or she has been threatened with or subjected to duress
or retaliation by Mines, a branch of Mines, or a member of the Mines community as a
result of (1) opposing any unlawful discriminatory practice; (2) filing a complaint hereunder;
(3) representing a complainant hereunder; or (4) testifying, assisting, or participating in any
manner in an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or lawsuit involving unlawful
discrimination; or

C. The Associate Vice President for Human Resources or an attorney from the Office of
Legal Services, if any of these individuals deem it to be in the best interest of Mines to do
so.

4.0
CHOICE OF REMEDIES
No complainant shal be permitted to file an unlawful discrimination claim under the Mines
Unlawful Discrimination Policy and any other complaint or grievance policy or procedure when
the complaint or grievance arises out of an identical set of facts. In such a situation, a
complainant shal be entitled to file his or her claim under the policy or procedure of his or her
choice.





Unlawful Discrimination Policy


History:
Amended by the Colorado School of Mines Board of Trustees on
August 29, 2014. See full history on page 2



5.0
IMPLEMENTATION
Mines’ Board of Trustees directs the President or President’s delegates to develop, administer
and maintain the appropriate administrative policies, procedures, and guidelines to implement
this policy.

6.0
RESOURCES
Contact for Complaints about Student Behavior:
 Rebecca Flintoft, Director of Auxiliary Services, Student Center; Telephone -
303.273.3288; Email – rflintof@mines.edu
 Brent Wal er, Director of Residence Life and Housing; Telephone - 303.273.3046; Email
– bwaller@mines.edu

Policies and Procedures for Complaints regarding Student Behavior:
 Notice of Nondiscrimination
 Unlawful Discrimination Investigation, Resolution and Adjudication Procedure for
Complaints Involving Student Behavior
 Policy Prohibiting Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual
Violence

Contact for Complaints about Employee or Third Party Behavior:
 Mike Dougherty, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Guggenheim Hall;
Telephone - 303.273.3250; Email – mdougher@mines.edu
 Veronica Graves, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Guggenheim Hall; Telephone
- 303.273.3250; Email – vgraves@mines.edu
 Karin Ranta-Curran, Assistant Director for Human Resources - EEO and Equity and Title
IX Coordinator, Guggenheim Hall; Telephone - 303.384.2558; Email -
krcurran@mines.edu

Policies and Procedures for Complaints regarding Employee or Third-Party Behavior:
 Notice of Nondiscrimination
 Unlawful Discrimination Complaint, Investigation and Resolution Procedure for
Complaints Involving Employee or Third-Party Behavior
 Policy Prohibiting Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual
Violence
7.0
HISTORY
Promulgated by the Mines Board of Trustees on March 13, 1992.
Amended by the Mines Board of Trustees on June 10, 1999.
Amended by the Mines Board of Trustees on June 22, 2000.
Amended by the Mines Board of Trustees on June 7, 2003.
Amended by the Mines Board of Trustees on August 14, 2007.
Amended by the Mines Board of Trustees on August 29, 2014.