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Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance

The Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance (OIEC) serves as the civil rights compliance office for the University of Northern Colorado. In collaboration with University partners, OIEC is committed to building equitable living, working, and learning environments and ensures equal opportunity for students, employees, and members of the public.

OIEC is a neutral investigative and resource office reporting to UNC's General Counsel. OIEC is responsible for administering University policies and procedures for students, staff, faculty, volunteers, and campus guests, including:

Pursuant to the University’s Equal Opportunity Policy, and in furtherance of fostering a safe and inclusive campus environment for all, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran status, or any other protected class under state or federal civil rights laws. Unlawful discrimination includes harassment, sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

OIEC provides training and prevention education to the University community, coordinates resources and support for parties impacted by misconduct, responds to and investigates complaints, and seeks to remedy the effects of discrimination, harassment, and related forms of sexual and interpersonal misconduct. If you wish to request a training or educational offering for your group, please contact us at titleix@alexpowick.com.

 OIEC Team

Jimmy Kohles, Title IX Coordinator & Equity Officer, James.Kohles@alexpowick.com 

Susan Barkley, Investigative Coordinator, Susan.Barkley@alexpowick.com

Jeff Mellman, Investigative Associate, jeff.mellman@alexpowick.com 

Tiffany Pendleton, Executive Assistant and Case Manager, Tiffany.Pendleton@alexpowick.com

File a Report 

Submit a report online of a possible violation of UNC's Non-Discrimination or Sexual Misconduct Policies. You may also contact our office in person, by phone or via email.

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Report to UNC Police

If it is an emergency and you need immediate assistance, call 911.  You can report a potential criminal violation by contacting UNC Police at 970-351-2245.

Report Anonymously 

Submit a concern or potential violation anonymously using MySafeCampus. UNC will not receive identifying information such as IP addresses for anonymous reports.

Equal Opportunity

UNC is dedicated to providing an equal opportunity climate and environment free from discrimination and harassment. In accordance with established laws, the University prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, gender, age, national origin, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military service, or political affiliation for all employees in all aspects of employment and for students in academic programs and activities.