Seeking Support

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Seeking Support

Abusive sexual conduct by anyone is a threat to the entire University community. All students who believe another individual has personally violated them in a sexual manner should immediately report the incident to the Title IX/SaVE Coordinator, University of the Rockies Director of Student Affairs, Student Dispute Resolution Center, University Security personnel, and/or to local police.

Students are strongly encouraged to report all incidents that threaten the student’s continued well-being, safety, or security. University personnel will assist the student in notifying authorities, if requested.

Reporting sexual misconduct helps:

  • Protect the victim and others from future harm.
  • Apprehend the alleged assailant.
  • Maintain future options regarding prosecution.
  • Disciplinary action, criminal, and/or civil action against the perpetrator.

If you are raped or sexually assaulted:

  • Go to a safe place. Think safety first.
  • Preserve evidence. Do not bathe, shower, douche, change clothes or straighten up the crime scene.
  • Contact someone who can help. The police, campus security, a friend, campus staff or faculty.
  • Seek medical attention at a Hospital Emergency Room: 
    • to assess and treat any physical injuries;
    • to determine the risk of sexually transmitted infections or pregnancy;
    • to take appropriate measures; and
    • to collect evidence.

Key Contacts

Contact the Title IX/SaVE Coordinator:

Title IX/SaVE Coordinator
University of the Rockies
Courtney Gibbs, Director of Student Affairs & Strategy
Ph: 866.621.0124 x. 15502

She may also be contacted at:
Mailing address:
1201 16th Street, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202

Response & Reporting

Whenever a report or complaint is filed, the University will inform of the options for action. Please see the Dispute Resolution Procedure for Student Complaints in
the University of the Rockies Academic Catalog for more information.

Regardless of whether a victim files a formal complaint or requests action, the institution will conduct a prompt, impartial, and thorough investigation and take steps to resolve.  For information about confidentiality, please review the Student Rights and Responsibilities section of the University of the Rockies Academic Catalog.

All student allegations of a violation of the Sexual Misconduct Policy will be referred to the Title IX/SaVE Coordinator of University of the Rockies. 

University of the Rockies campus students, faculty and staff may refer complaints directly to the Director of Student Affairs, who will work with the University Title IX/SaVE Coordinator to review the complaint.

Sexual Violence

For Definitions and Examples of Sexual Misconduct please review the policy listed in the University of the Rockies Academic Catalog.
According to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights:
“Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol. An individual also may be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability. A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.”

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