Procedures for Resolving
Responsible
Complaints of Gender-Based
Administrative Unit:
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Human Resources
and Sexual Violence Against

Employees or Third Parties
Contact:
Associate Vice President

Human Resources
Issued: March 13, 1992
mdougher@mines.edu
Revised: November 3, 2015
CONTENTS
1.0 BACKGROUND, PURPOSE, AND JURISDICTION
2.0
COMPLAINTS
3.0
INFORMAL OR FORMAL COMPLAINTS
4.0
COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION
5.0
PROHIBITION AGAINST RETALIATION
6.0
AVAILABLE RESOURCES
1.0 BACKGROUND, PURPOSE, AND JURISDICTION
On August 29, 2014, the Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines (“Mines”)
adopted the Policy Prohibiting Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment,
and Sexual Violence Involving Employees or Third Parties (“the Policy”). The
Policy prohibits any form of gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual
violence within the Mines campus community. This procedure implements the Policy
and provides for prompt, fair, and impartial investigation and resolution of issues arising
under the Policy. Definitions of relevant terms related to or used in this procedure are
found here: http://inside.mines.edu/POGO-Human-Resources.
This Procedure applies to complaints of gender-based discrimination, sexual
harassment, and sexual violence that are brought against student employees, faculty,
staff, or third parties regardless of whether the alleged misconduct occurred on or off
Mines property. If the alleged misconduct occurs off Mines property, Mines shall have
jurisdiction to investigate complaints if the conduct occurred in conjunction with a Mines-
recognized or Mines-sanctioned program or activity, or if the off-property conduct may
have the impact of creating a hostile environment for a Mines Community Member.
2.0 COMPLAINTS
2.1 Who May File a Complaint: Any Mines Community Member who believes they
have been subjected to gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and/or sexual
violence may file a complaint. Further, any Mines Community Member may file a
complaint on behalf of another Mines Community Member who may have been
subjected to gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and/or sexual violence.
Regardless of the complaint’s origin, the term “Complainant” wil refer to the person who
was the target of the alleged behavior.
2.2 Against Whom a Complaint May be Filed: Under this Procedure, complaints
may be filed against Mines employees, students, and volunteers, as well as any third
parties not formally affiliated with Mines who are present on campus or who have
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Administrative Unit:
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Human Resources
and Sexual Violence Against

Employees or Third Parties
Contact:
Associate Vice President

Human Resources
Issued: March 13, 1992
mdougher@mines.edu
Revised: November 3, 2015
interactions with students and employees through Mines-sponsored activities. For
purposes of this procedure, the term “Respondent” wil refer to the person who is
accused of the alleged behavior.
2.3 Confidentiality of Complaints: Mines treats all complaints of gender-based
discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence as confidential matters, and will
make reasonable efforts to protect the confidentiality of the individuals involved
throughout the complaint process, any resulting investigations, and resolutions.
However, confidentiality cannot be absolutely guaranteed. It is critical to note that Mines
has designated its employees as mandatory reporters for issues involving gender-based
discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. This means that all Mines
employees are required to contact the Title IX coordinator and report instances of
gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. The Title IX
coordinator then determines what actions are required and appropriate to address the
issue.
2.4 Anonymous Reports and Requests for Anonymity: Mines accepts any
complaint submitted anonymously and any complaint from an individual who requests
anonymity. Although it is inherently difficult to investigate anonymous complaints,
investigations of such complaints wil be as thorough as is practicable and wil be
appropriate to the allegations. If a Complainant requests anonymity, Mines wil take
reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the complaint consistent with the request
for anonymity to the extent possible. Specifically, the Title IX Coordinator wil consider
how to proceed, taking into account the Complainant’s wishes, Mines’ commitment to
provide a non-discriminatory environment, and the Respondent’s right to have specific
notice of the allegations if Mines were to take action that affects the Respondent. In such
circumstances, the Title IX Coordinator may arrange for limited fact-finding by an
investigator to better understand the context of the complaint before advising the
Complainant whether anonymity can be maintained.
2.5 Choice of Procedures: Complainants will not be permitted to simultaneously file
an unlawful discrimination claim under Mines’ Policy Prohibiting Unlawful Discrimination
or the State of Colorado Personnel Board Rules concurrently with a claim under this
Policy if the complaints are against the same individual(s) and arise out of the same
facts. This provision in no way prevents the Complainant from simultaneously or
subsequently filing a criminal complaint with an appropriate law enforcement agency.
2.6 Promptness in Filing Complaint: Individuals who believe they have been
subjected to gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and/or sexual violence
may file a complaint with Mines at any time, but are strongly encouraged to come
forward as soon as possible after the occurrence of the incident or event.

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Administrative Unit:
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Human Resources
and Sexual Violence Against

Employees or Third Parties
Contact:
Associate Vice President

Human Resources
Issued: March 13, 1992
mdougher@mines.edu
Revised: November 3, 2015
2.7 Mandatory Reporting: Mines has designated its employees as mandatory
reporters for issues involving gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and
sexual violence. This means that all Mines employees are required to contact the Title IX
coordinator and report instances of gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment,
and sexual violence. The Title IX coordinator then determines what actions are required
and appropriate to address the issue.
2.8 Mines’ Responsibility to Act
If the Complainant does not wish to pursue adjudication and resolution through Mines,
Title IX nevertheless requires Mines to investigate and take reasonable and appropriate
action in response to the complaint. When the Complainant does not wish to pursue
adjudication and resolution, Mines’ ability to respond and resolve the matter of concern
may be more limited.
2.9 Contacts

2.9.1 Title IX Coordinator:

Karin Ranta-Curran Director of Title IX and Equity Compliance; Telephone:
303.384.2558; Email: krcurran@mines.edu
Whenever a complaint is received, the Title IX Coordinator must be advised of
the complaint and may assist in the investigation or resolution of the complaint as
directed by Mines.
2.9.2 Contacts for Emergency Situations:

In emergency situations, call 911 and either Mines Public Safety or Golden
Police wil respond.
2.9.3 Contacts for Complaints about Employee or Third Party Behavior:
Mike Dougherty, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, Guggenheim
Hall, Room 108; Telephone - 303.273.3250; Email – mdougher@mines.edu
Veronica Graves, Assistant Director of Human Resources, Guggenheim Hall,
Room 106; Telephone - 303.273.3250; Email – vgraves@mines.edu
Karin Ranta-Curran, Director for EEO/Affirmative Action Title IX Coordinator,
Moly Building; Telephone - 303.384.2558; Email - krcurran@mines.edu

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Procedures for Resolving
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Complaints of Gender-Based
Administrative Unit:
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Human Resources
and Sexual Violence Against

Employees or Third Parties
Contact:
Associate Vice President

Human Resources
Issued: March 13, 1992
mdougher@mines.edu
Revised: November 3, 2015

2.9.4 Contacts for Complaints about Student Behavior:
Rebecca Flintoft, Director of Auxiliary Services, Student Center, Telephone -
303.273.3050; Email – rflintof@mines.edu
Brent Waller, Director of Residence Life and Housing, Elm Hall,Telephone -
303.273.3046; Email – bwal er@mines.edu

2.10 False Complaints/Providing False Information: Intentionally submitting a
false complaint or a complaint that is not made in good faith is prohibited and may
subject the person making the complaint to disciplinary action under relevant policies,
the Faculty Handbook or codes of conduct. Providing false or misleading information in
an investigation is also prohibited and may subject the person providing false or
misleading information to disciplinary action under the relevant policies, the Faculty
Handbook, or codes of conduct.
3.0 INFORMAL AND FORMAL COMPLAINTS
Complaints may be made informally or formally. Informal complaints may be made orally
or in written form; formal complaints must be made in writing. There is no required
content. However, the following elements are important to facilitate the investigation
process and should be provided whenever possible when filing a complaint:

• Name and Mines affiliation (e.g., student, faculty, staff) of the person filing the
complaint;
• Name and Mines affiliation of the parties involved in the complaint, i.e., the
alleged victim and the alleged perpetrator of the prohibited behavior;
• A brief statement of the event or events that are the cause of the complaint,
including relevant date(s), locations, etc.;
• Names and Mines affiliation of any witnesses to the event or events;
• A description of the behaviors or actions upon which the complaint is based;
• A statement of any desired outcome and resolution; and
• The signature(s) of the Complainant(s).
3.1
Informal Complaint and Resolution Procedure

3.1.1 Purpose and Timing: Under certain circumstances, an informal
complaint and resolution process may be appropriate, effective, and desirable for
a variety of reasons. It may provide a quicker path to resolution than the formal
process provides. The informal resolution efforts are focused on bringing the
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Procedures for Resolving
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Complaints of Gender-Based
Administrative Unit:
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Human Resources
and Sexual Violence Against

Employees or Third Parties
Contact:
Associate Vice President

Human Resources
Issued: March 13, 1992
mdougher@mines.edu
Revised: November 3, 2015

Complainant’s concerns to the attention of the Respondent and obtaining the
voluntary cooperation of the parties to address and resolve the matter in a
mutually agreeable manner. If a complaint is filed informally, the informal process
will be completed in a relatively brief period of time, usually within ten (10)
calendar days of the date the complaint is received by the Human Resources
Office. If additional time is needed for the informal process, the Human
Resources Office wil communicate this to the Complainant and Respondent in
writing, citing the reasons for the additional time and providing an estimated date
of completion. Complaints of sexual violence cannot be resolved by the
informal complaint procedure and wil be resolved through the formal
process.
3.1.2 Interim Measures/Immediate Action: Upon receipt of a report, the Title
IX Coordinator (or the Coordinator’s designee) will take interim measures as
deemed necessary. Mines reserves the right to take any and all interim steps it
deems necessary to protect the Complainant, any witnesses, and/or the
Respondent. Examples of these interim steps may include, but are not limited to:
• Issuing “no contact” directives;
• Issuing temporary “no trespassing” directives;
• Placing an employee on administrative leave with or without pay; and
• Obtaining restraining or other protective orders through appropriate law
enforcement and judicial mechanisms.
3.1.3 Process: At the request of the Complainant, the Human Resources
Office wil try to resolve the complaint expeditiously to the satisfaction of all
concerned using a variety of possible means. Examples of the method and
means used to try to achieve resolution may include, but are not limited to:
• Providing advice to the Complainant regarding how to handle a situation;
• Working with faculty, department heads, or other, appropriate with whom the
Complainant is comfortable to address the concerns;
• Providing assistance to supervisory personnel to address the matter with the
Respondent; and
• Intervening directly with the Respondent.
There is no requirement that once the informal resolution process is started it
must be completed prior to filing a formal complaint. The Complainant can
choose at any time to stop the informal resolution process and file a formal
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Administrative Unit:
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Human Resources
and Sexual Violence Against

Employees or Third Parties
Contact:
Associate Vice President

Human Resources
Issued: March 13, 1992
mdougher@mines.edu
Revised: November 3, 2015
3.2 Formal Complaint and Resolution Procedure

3.2.1 Purpose and Timing. The purpose of the formal resolution procedure is
to provide a structured process for the prompt and fair internal resolution of
complaints alleging gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual
violence. Barring unusual circumstances, the investigation and issuance of a final
decision related to a formal complaint will be completed within sixty (60) calendar
days of Mines’ receipt of the formal complaint.

3.2.2 Interim Measures/Immediate Action: Upon receipt of a complaint, the
Title IX Coordinator (or the Coordinator’s designee) will work with all parties
involved in an alleged incident to undertake any appropriate interim measures to
protect the safety of the campus community and wil seek to provide remedies for
the parties that address their immediate safety and well-being. Mines reserves
the right to take any and all interim steps it deems necessary to protect the
Complainant, any witnesses, and/or the Respondent. Examples of these interim
steps may include, but are not limited to:
• Issuing “no contact” directives;
• Issuing temporary “no trespassing” directives;
• Placing an employee on administrative leave with or without pay; and
• Obtaining restraining or similar protective orders through appropriate law
enforcement and judicial mechanisms.
In the event there are reasonable grounds to conclude that an individual poses a
threat to Mines Community Members, that individual may be barred from access
to campus through written notice by appropriate Mines authorities. Any such
interim steps wil be taken in a manner that minimizes the burden on the
Complainant to the extent possible.

3.2.3 Notification of General Counsel, Title IX Coordinator, and
Management: Mines General Counsel, the Mines Title IX Coordinator, and
appropriate Mines management personnel will be promptly notified of all
complaints. Mines management personnel to be notified typically include the Vice
President in whose area the Respondent is employed or enrolled, the
Respondent’s supervisor, and the next level supervisor, if appropriate.

3.2.4 Acknowledgment of Complaint: The Title IX Coordinator (or the
Coordinator’s designee) will meet with the Complainant and discuss fully the
options afforded to the Complainant, the rights and responsibilities of both
parties, the investigation and adjudication processes, the prohibition against
retaliation, the need to preserve any relevant evidence or documentation, and the
availability of victim support resources, interim measures, and other remedies. At
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Procedures for Resolving
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Complaints of Gender-Based
Administrative Unit:
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Human Resources
and Sexual Violence Against

Employees or Third Parties
Contact:
Associate Vice President

Human Resources
Issued: March 13, 1992
mdougher@mines.edu
Revised: November 3, 2015

that time, Mines wil provide the Complainant with a written acknowledgement of
the complaint.

3.2.5 Notification of Respondent: Promptly after the initial meeting with the
Complainant, the Respondent wil also be notified by the Title IX Coordinator (or
the Coordinator’s designee) that a complaint has been filed unless Mines
determines that notifying the Respondent is not necessary or appropriate under
the circumstances (e.g., an alleged sexual assault where the Respondent has
been arrested or there are circumstances that preclude notification). The
Respondent wil also receive information regarding the options available under
these Procedures, the rights and responsibilities of both parties, the investigation
and adjudication processes, the prohibition against retaliation, the need to
preserve any relevant evidence or documentation, and the availability of interim
measures and remedies. Mines will provide the Respondent with written notice of
the complaint that will outline the allegations. The acknowledgement and
notification process from the point of accepting the complaint through the
issuance of letters to the Complainant and the Respondent wil normally not
exceed five (5) calendar days.
4.0 INVESTIGATION FOR FORMAL COMPLAINTS
4.1 Timing: Mines wil address and resolve gender-based discrimination, sexual
harassment, and sexual violence matters promptly and effectively. The entire process for
investigating and resolving complaints should be concluded within sixty (60) calendar
days1 following receipt of a formal complaint. If the complaint investigation and decision
process cannot be completed within sixty (60) calendar days, the Complainant and the
Respondent wil be informed in writing of the reasons for the delay and provided an
estimated date of completion. The length of time of the investigation wil vary depending
on the complexity of the investigation, the severity and extent of the behavior, the
quantity and availability of witnesses, and other factors of significance.
4.2 Criminal Complaints and Proceedings: Certain acts of sexual violence and
sexual harassment may constitute both a violation of Mines policy and a criminal
offense. Mines encourages, but does not require, Complainants to report alleged
criminal acts promptly to appropriate law enforcement authorities. It is important to note
that standards for finding a violation of criminal law are different from the standards for
finding a violation of Mines’ policy. Accordingly, criminal investigations or reports may

1 Any time frames expressed in this procedure are meant to be guidelines rather than rigid requirements.
The length of time wil vary depending on the complexity of the investigation, the severity and extent of the
alleged behavior, the quantity and availability of witnesses, and other factors of significance that may impact
the length of the investigation.
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Administrative Unit:
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Human Resources
and Sexual Violence Against

Employees or Third Parties
Contact:
Associate Vice President

Human Resources
Issued: March 13, 1992
mdougher@mines.edu
Revised: November 3, 2015
not be determinative as to whether a violation of the Policy has occurred. Mines will
cooperate with any criminal investigation to the extent permitted by law.
4.3 Standard of Proof: The standard of proof is the amount of evidence needed to
establish that a violation of policy has occurred. Mines uses a “preponderance of
evidence” standard in assessing alleged violations of the Policy. This means that the
evidence demonstrates that it is more likely than not the alleged conduct or Policy
violation has occurred.
4.4 Investigators: Upon receipt of a formal complaint, Mines wil designate one or
more investigators of its choosing who have specific training and experience
investigating allegations of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and/or sexual
violence, depending on what has been alleged. Mines will maintain a group of internal
investigators who are available to investigate complaints. Mines, in its sole discretion,
reserves the right to assign any part or all of the investigation to an external investigator.
All investigators will be impartial fact-finders throughout the investigation process.
4.5 Process: The complaint wil be investigated as discreetly and expeditiously as
possible with due regard to thoroughness and fairness to all parties. Typically, the
investigation process wil involve the investigator(s) examining relevant documents,
reviewing appropriate evidence, and interviewing fact witnesses. The parties may bring
an advisor of their choice to the investigation interviews and any other meetings that
may be a part of the investigation. However, the advisor may not act as a spokesperson
and may not interfere with the interview or any other part of the investigation.

4.5.1 Investigation Interviews: Investigations wil normally include interviews
with the Complainant, the Respondent, fact witnesses, and any other individuals
who may have knowledge of the events or relevant circumstances. The
investigator(s) may interview other individuals with factual information who are
identified by the parties or other witnesses. The investigator(s) reserve the right
to evaluate the relevance of witnesses offered by the parties, and the right to
assess the credibility of witnesses interviewed.

4.5.2 Confidentiality of Investigation Materials: The investigator(s) will
review any available and pertinent documentation or other evidence. The
investigator(s) reserve the right to evaluate the relevance and credibility of any
documentation or other evidence offered by the parties or collected in
conjunction with the investigation. Al materials and documents prepared or
compiled by the investigators during the course of investigating a complaint wil
be kept confidential to the fullest extent of the law.

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Procedures for Resolving
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Complaints of Gender-Based
Administrative Unit:
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Human Resources
and Sexual Violence Against

Employees or Third Parties
Contact:
Associate Vice President

Human Resources
Issued: March 13, 1992
mdougher@mines.edu
Revised: November 3, 2015

4.5.3 Failure to Assist with Investigation: Failure to cooperate with or
purposefully interfering with an investigation may result in discipline up to and
including discharge for employees.
4.5.4 Report of Investigation Findings: After the conclusion of the
investigation, the investigator(s) wil prepare an investigative report that
summarizes all of the relevant information. Under certain circumstances, the
identity of the Complainant and/or witnesses may be kept confidential. The
investigative report wil summarize and analyze the relevant facts and any
supporting documentation, which may include statements by the parties, third-
party witnesses, or others with information and any physical, written, or electronic
or other evidence. The investigative report will be submitted to the appropriate
decision-maker and Title IX Coordinator. The decision-maker wil be determined
as follows:
• If the Respondent is a student, the decision-maker wil be either the
Associate Dean of Students or Dean of Students;
• If the Respondent is an exempt employee, the decision-maker will be the
appropriate Vice President or the Vice President’s designee;
• If the Respondent is a classified employee, the decision-maker wil be the
appointing authority for the position the classified employee holds;
• If the Respondent is a Vice President or Provost, or otherwise holds a
position that reports directly to the President, the decision-maker wil be the
President or the President’s designee; and
• If the Respondent is the President, the decision-maker will be the Chair of the
Board of Trustees.

4.5.5 Employees with Student Status. In situations where the Respondent is
a student as well as an employee, the investigation report wil also be provided to
the Associate Dean of Students, who wil determine, based on the investigation
findings, whether the Student Code of Conduct has been violated. If a violation
of the Student Code of Conduct is found to have occurred, the Associate Dean of
Students wil impose appropriate sanctions.

4.5.6 Decision and Resolution of the Complaint: Following receipt and
review of the investigative report, the decision-maker wil issue a written decision
regarding the complaint simultaneously to the Complainant and the Respondent.
The written decision wil contain a statement of whether or not gender-based
discrimination, sexual harassment and/or sexual violence were found to have
occurred. The Respondent wil also be informed of any sanctions to be imposed.
The Complainant wil be informed of any individual remedies provided, and of
any sanctions to be imposed that directly relate to Complainant. The decision-
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Procedures for Resolving
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Complaints of Gender-Based
Administrative Unit:
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Human Resources
and Sexual Violence Against

Employees or Third Parties
Contact:
Associate Vice President

Human Resources
Issued: March 13, 1992
mdougher@mines.edu
Revised: November 3, 2015

maker wil not conduct a separate or additional investigation. The completion of
the written report of findings and the issuance of Mines’ decision will normally be
completed within 20 calendar days from the end of the investigation.
4.5.7 Sanctions: Sanctions may include, but are not limited to, the following:
mandatory attendance at gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment and/or
sexual violence awareness and prevention training programs or seminars;
mandatory attendance at other training programs; oral reprimand and warning;
written reprimand and warning; student probation, suspension, or expulsion;
academic sanctions; restitution; suspension without pay; termination of
employment or appointment; termination of relationship with third party; and
barring a third party from entering campus or attending Mines’ sponsored events.
4.5.8 Records Retention. The Title IX Coordinator is the custodian of all
records of all complaints of gender-based discrimination, sexual violence and
sexual harassment complaints filed under the Policy, and any documentation
regarding complaint investigation and internal adjudication.
5.0 APPEAL PROCESS
5.1 Overview. Both the Complainant and the Respondent have the right to file an
appeal of the decision. Any appeal must be filed in writing, and wil only be considered if
it includes the specific aspect of the decision being appealed, the grounds for an appeal,
and the rationale that supports the selected grounds. Not all decisions can be appealed.
An appeal is not appropriate for the simple reason that one disagrees with the decision.
5.2 Grounds for an Appeal. The three items listed below are the only acceptable
grounds for an appeal. Except as required to explain and support an appeal based on
new information, an appeal shall be limited to a review of the investigation record and
supporting documents for one or more of the following purposes:

New Information: To consider information or other relevant facts sufficient to
alter a decision because such information and/or facts were not known to the
person appealing at the time of the investigation.
Appropriateness of Sanctions: To determine whether the sanction(s)
imposed were appropriate for the Policy violation that the Respondent was
found to have committed. If the Respondent is making the appeal solely on
this ground, he/she accepts responsibility for the violation and is only
appealing the severity of the sanctions.
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Administrative Unit:
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Human Resources
and Sexual Violence Against

Employees or Third Parties
Contact:
Associate Vice President

Human Resources
Issued: March 13, 1992
mdougher@mines.edu
Revised: November 3, 2015

Arbitrary Decision: To determine whether the decision reached regarding
the Respondent was supported using the preponderance of evidence
standard to establish that a violation of the Policy occurred.
The decision-maker hearing the appeal wil conduct an initial review to determine
whether the appealing party has identified acceptable grounds for an appeal and
whether the appeal has been filed by the appeal deadline. If the decision-maker
determines that the appeal and supporting information do not establish an acceptable
basis for appeal or the appeal request form was not submitted by the appeal deadline,
the appeal shall be denied.
5.3 Submitting an Appeal Request.
5.3.1 Student Appeal: When the appealing party is a student who wishes to
appeal the decision or sanction, the appeal must be filed with the President or
the President’s designee within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of the written
decision. The President or the President’s designee shall review the record and
issue a decision that wil be final and binding on all parties within fourteen (14)
calendar days of the receipt of the appeal.
5.3.2 Faculty Appeal: When the appealing party is an administrative or
academic faculty member, the appeal must be filed with the President or the
President’s designee within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of the written
decision. When the sanction imposed includes a decision to initiate either the
Tenure Revocation or Termination for Cause process set forth in the Faculty
Handbook, the Respondent must utilize the process and appeal provided in the
Faculty Handbook, and may not separately appeal that sanction under the
process set forth herein. For all other Faculty Appeals, the President or the
President’s designee shall review the record and issue a decision that will be
final and binding on all parties within fourteen (14) calendar days of the receipt of
the appeal, subject to any further appeal processes that may be available to the
parties under the Faculty Handbook.

5.3.3 President Appeal: When the appealing party is the president, the appeal
must be filed the Chair of the Board of Trustees within seven (7) calendar days of
the written decision. The Board of Trustees shall review the record and issue a
decision that wil be final and binding on all parties within twenty-one (21)
calendar days of the receipt of the appeal.

5.3.4 Classified Staff Appeal: When the Respondent is a classified staff
member who receives corrective or disciplinary action as a result of such a
decision under this procedure, the Respondent must utilize the appeal processes
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Administrative Unit:
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Human Resources
and Sexual Violence Against

Employees or Third Parties
Contact:
Associate Vice President

Human Resources
Issued: March 13, 1992
mdougher@mines.edu
Revised: November 3, 2015

provided through the State Personnel Rules. For all other Classified Staff
appeals, the appealing party must file the appeal with the President or the
President’s designee within seven (7) calendar days of receipt of the written
decision. The President or the President’s designee shall review the record and
issue a decision that wil be final and binding on all parties within fourteen (14)
calendar days of the receipt of the appeal, subject to any further appeal
processes that may be contained in State of Colorado Personnel Rules.
5.3.5 Third Party Appeal: When the appealing party is a third-party, the
appeal must be filed with the President or the President’s designee within seven
(7) calendar days of receipt of the written decision. The President or the
President’s designee shall review the record and issue a decision that wil be
final and binding on all parties within fourteen (14) calendar days of the receipt of
the appeal.
5.4 Sanctions and Conditions during a Pending Appeal. Throughout the entire
appeal process, all parties must continue to comply with all conditions and/or sanctions
of the original decision. However, the Respondent may request that implementation of
sanction(s) be postponed while the appeal is pending. Such approvals are within the
sole discretion of the decision-maker hearing the appeal.
6.0 PROHIBITION AGAINST RETALIATION
The Policy and this procedure prohibit retaliation against any individual for reporting an
allegation of gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence, for
cooperating in an investigation or another proceeding related to such allegations, or for
opposing gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, or sexual violence.
Complaints or instances of retaliation shall be addressed as separate alleged Policy
violations.
7.0 AVAILABLE RESOURCES
Resources are available at Mines and within the surrounding community to assist those
who have experienced gender-based discrimination, sexual harassment, and/or sexual
violence. Mines wil provide appropriate support to the Complainant, any other victims it
identifies during the course of its investigation, and the Mines campus community if
necessary and appropriate. When necessary and appropriate, support services wil also
be provided to the Respondent. Such support may take many forms, including, but not
limited to the following:
• Providing counseling and victim’s support services;
• Providing medical services;
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Administrative Unit:
Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Human Resources
and Sexual Violence Against

Employees or Third Parties
Contact:
Associate Vice President

Human Resources
Issued: March 13, 1992
mdougher@mines.edu
Revised: November 3, 2015
• Providing escorts within the Mines campus community;
• Changing reporting relationships;
• Approving leaves of absence; and
• Additional campus-wide, office or department specific training or access to
assistance.
If the either party is a student, the Office of Student Life wil be notified by the Title IX
Coordinator, and the Office of Student Life wil work directly with the student to
determine what, if any, academic accommodations or other support is necessary and
appropriate under the circumstances.
HISTORY:
Issued March 13, 1992
Revision May 1, 2012
Revision July 6, 2015
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