Title IX at Mines

The Title IX Office is open virtually. Reach out to titleix@mines.edu to ask questions, make a report, or set up time to discuss resources and options.

If you want to make a confidential report, please reach out directly to Sareen Lambright Dale at slambrightdale@mines.edu.

Title IX

“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.”

Title IX Office Mission Statement

Colorado School of Mines is committed to creating and maintaining an environment free of gender and sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and interpersonal violence (dating/domestic violence and stalking). Such behaviors are not tolerated at Mines and are prohibited both by law and by Mines’ policies. The University will respond promptly and effectively to reports of gender and sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking, and will take appropriate action to prevent, to correct, and, when necessary, to discipline behavior violating Mines policies. Relevant policies that address these issues are below.

Title IX Athletic Compliance

Athletic compliance under Title IX covers two basic provisions for male and female students: 1.) equal access to the programs and 2.) equal treatment once in the programs. Athletic programs evaluate equal access and equal treatment via the following categories:

  1. Accommodation of Interests and Abilities
  2. Athletic Financial Assistance
  3. Other Athletic Benefits and Opportunities
    1. Equipment and supplies
    2. Scheduling of games and practice times
    3. Travel and per diem allowances
    4. Tutoring
    5. Coaching
    6. Locker rooms, practice and competitive facilities
    7. Medical and training facilities and services
    8. Housing and dining facilities and services
    9. Publicity
    10. Support services
    11. Recruitment of student-athletes

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is responsible for the enforcement of the Title IX and responds to complaints, conducting reviews and providing assistance.

Report concerns about sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. There is an option to be anonymous.


Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681, and 34 CFR Part 106, Mines does not discrimination on the basis of sex in any of its education programs or activities, including admissions and employment. All inquiries about the application of Title IX or Part 106 may be directed to Mines Title IX Coordinator or the Assistant Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education, or both:

Mines Title IX Coordinator is Katie Schmalzel
Office: Title IX House, 1706 Illinois Street
Email: kschmalz@mines.edu or titleix@mines.edu
Phone: 303.273.3260