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The Office of Institutional Equity & Title IX utilizes fair and unbiased processes for addressing reports of discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, based on a protected class, and related retaliation for both students and employees. The purpose of reporting is to ensure safety and prevent further harm, offer supportive measures, resources, understand the scope of the problem and determine options for resolution.

If you have questions regarding Mines’ reporting, please contact our office.

Contact Us

1706 Illinois St.
Golden, CO 80401

303-273-3260
titleix@mines.edu

TITLE VI of the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT of 1964

“No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

TITLE VII of the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT of 1964

Title VII specifically prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex*, national origin, including hiring, compensation, employment benefits, advancement, employment training, assignments, and termination of employment.

*Sex includes sexual orientation and gender identity.

TITLE IX of the 1972 EDUCATION AMENDMENTS to the CIVIL RIGHTS ACT of 1964

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex*, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

*Sex includes sexual orientation and gender identity.

VIETNAM ERA VETERANS’ READJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE ACT of 1974

The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) prohibits federal contractors and subcontractors from discriminating in employment against protected veterans and requires employers take affirmative action to recruit, hire, promote, and retain these individuals.

AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT of 1976

The ADEA prohibits employment discrimination against persons 40 years of age or older.

PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION ACT of 1978

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by expanding the definition of sex, prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT of 1990

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas, including employment, transportation, public accommodations, communications, and access to state and local government programs and services. An individual with a disability is a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits major life activities; has a record of such an impairment; or is regarded as having such an impairment.

UNIFORM SERVICE EMPLOYMENT AND REEMPLOYMENT RIGHTS ACT of 1994

The law seeks to ensure that those who serve their country [military service] can retain their civilian employment and benefits, and can seek employment free from discrimination because of their service. USERRA provides protection for disabled veterans, requiring employers to make reasonable efforts to accommodate the disability.

COLORADO ANTI-DISCRIMINATION ACT

Colorado’s anti-discrimination laws guarantee equal access to public accommodations, housing, and employment regardless of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation (including transgender status), marital status, family status, religion, national origin, or ancestry.

OUR MISSION

The Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX supports efforts to uphold Mines’ commitment to creating and maintaining a working and learning environment that is inclusive and free of discriminatory conduct, harassment and violence.