Sexual Misconduct / Title IX Overview

Prohibition of Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation

Individuals affiliated with the Colorado Community College System, including its Colleges (CCCS or System) shall not discriminate or harass on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, familial status, veteran or military status, pregnancy status, marital status, religion, genetic information, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law (also known as “civil rights laws”), in connection with employment practices or educational programs and activities (including in admissions). Individuals shall not retaliate against any person who opposes discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, or participates in any complaint or investigation process.

If You Experience Discrimination, Harassment, or Retaliation:

RRCC has designated Jennifer Matthews as its Title IX/Equal Opportunity Administrator and Deborah Houser as the Deputy Title IX/Equal Opportunity Administrator with the responsibility to coordinate its Title IX and civil rights compliance activities and grievance procedures. Report all concerns or complaints relating to discrimination, harassment, or related retaliation to:
  • Jennifer Matthews, Executive Director of Human Resources Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, sends e-mail), 303.914.6298, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Room 1024, Lakewood, Co 80228.
  • Deborah Houser, Director of Employee Relations and HR Operations, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Title VII/Equal Opportunity Coordinator, ADA/Sec 504 Coordinator, sends e-mail). 303.914.6224, 13300 West Sixth Avenue, Room 1024, Lakewood, Co 80228.
  • File an internal complaint through Report a Concern.
  • Additional information on the complaint process can be found SP 19-60a – Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct Resolution Process.

If You Experience Sexual Violence:

  1. Go to a safe place and call someone. Call 911.
  2. Don’t shower, wash your hands, change or remove your clothes, or apply or take medication.
  3. Go to a hospital for medical attention.
  4. Get help, such as counseling or victim assistance. (College staff are required to report alleged violations under Title IX)

If you would like to speak to someone but not report the alleged violation, you can receive a counseling referral from Student Affairs or contact Denver's rape crisis center, the The Blue Bench | Formerly known as RAAP - Denver. Call their 24-hour hotline at 303.322.7273, or learn more at

If you are a victim of a sexual assault, you may request a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) forensic exam. This is important if you think you want to seek legal action. It is vital that a victim obtains medical treatment as soon as possible and does not bathe, shower, douche, or change clothes until given permission by medical personnel. You can have the exam without having to report the assault to law enforcement. You will not be charged for the cost of the exam.

The College has an agreement with the following providers for the exam. 

                                  St. Anthony Hospital

                                  11600 W 2nd Place

                                  Lakewood, CO 80228

If you do not have transportation to the facility, you may contact a friend or family member, public safety, perhaps sexual assault advocates will provide transportation, taxi service, public transportation. Any cost for transportation is the responsibility of the student.

If you have any questions, please contact the following campus staff:

Reporting an Incident of Sexual Misconduct or Harassment:

CCCS employees (including student employees), unless deemed a confidential resource by law, have an ethical obligation to promptly report any incidents they are aware of concerning civil rights violations. Reports should be made within 24 hours, unless there is reasonable justification for a delay. Employees unsure of the scope of this requirement may direct their questions to the Title IX/EO Coordinator. Failure to report will be considered a violation of BP 3-70, Colorado Community College System Code of Ethics, and may result in discipline, up to and including termination. All other individuals affiliated with CCCS are strongly encouraged to report civil rights violations.

Report a Concern

Confidential Resources:

Denver's rape crisis center, the Blue Bench Program (formerly RAAP) is available to help at any time. Call their 24-hour hotline at 303.322.7273, or learn more at

Jefferson County Action Center
8755 W. 14th Avenue, Lakewood, CO 80215
Phone: 303.237.7704
Fax: 303.237.6002

Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners
1-844-493-TALK (8255)

Jefferson County Mental Health
Emergency Line (24/7): 303-425-0300
Toll-free: 800-201-5264
TDD: 303-432-5540

Suicide Hotline

Porchlight, A Family Justice Center

11100 W 8th Ave, Suite 200

Lakewood, CO 80215

Phone: 720.853.8850



Training materials used to train employees who have a role in Title IX/Sexual Harassment complaint resolutions can be found at the bottom of SP 19-60a – Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct Resolution Process.