Prompted by new federal, legislative and regulatory requirements and guidance, the University of Colorado has revised its sexual misconduct policy. Among the clarifications to the policy, which applies to all faculty, staff and students, is a designation of the Ombuds office as a confidential resource not subject to reporting requirements.
CU thus joins a growing number of universities that have decided to protect the confidentiality of Ombuds offices in Title IX matters. (CU Connections.)
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