Procedures for the
Responsible Administrative
Amorous Relationships
Unit:
Policy
Administration & Operations
Procedures Adopted:
Policy Contact:
July 15, 2016
Title IX & Equity Compliance Office

krcurran@mines.edu
1.0 BACKGROUND, PURPOSE AND JURISDICTION

On July 15, 2016, the Board of Trustees of the Colorado School of Mines (“Mines”) adopted the
Amorous Relationships Policy (“the Policy”). The Policy prohibits certain amorous relationships
involving one or more Mines Employees due to inherent conflicts of interest. The Policy also
mandates disclosure of amorous relationships between one or more Employees that could
reasonably result in a conflict of interest. This procedure implements the Policy and provides for
the following:

• a disclosure process through which Mines Employees can identify amorous
relationships;
• institutional responses to rectify current or future conflicts of interest arising from
amorous relationships; and
• a process for prompt, fair, and impartial investigation and resolution of complaints
arising under the Policy.
2.0 DISCLOSURE PROCESS
2.1 When an amorous relationship must be disclosed, it is the responsibility of the person in
the higher power position to initiate the disclosure.

2.2
The relationship must be reported immediately to the appropriate dean, department
head, or supervisor so that suitable arrangements can be made to avoid current and
future conflicts of interest.

2.3
The disclosure must be in writing and contain the following information:
• Name and status of the parties to the relationship;
• Identification of any potential or existing conflicts of interest;
• Date the relationship began; and
• Date the disclosure was required under this policy.

2.4
The supervisor who receives the disclosure wil maintain the confidentiality of the
relationship to the extent practicable. Disclosure of the relationship to a third party by the
supervisor may be necessary in order for the supervisor to receive advice from the
Human Resources or other campus departments, to explain a change in assignments,
etc.

2.5
The supervisor wil provide a copy of the disclosure document to the Title IX and Equity
Compliance office to avoid any confusion in the event that office receives a complaint
about the amorous relationship.

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Procedures for the
Responsible Administrative
Amorous Relationships
Unit:
Policy
Administration & Operations
Procedures Adopted:
Policy Contact:
July 15, 2016
Title IX & Equity Compliance Office

krcurran@mines.edu
3.0 CONFLICT OF INTEREST RESOLUTION AND/OR MITIGATION

3.1
Disclosure of an amorous relationship may result in the removal of the supervisory,
evaluative, or instructional responsibilities from the person in the higher position as
deemed necessary by the supervisor.

3.2
Even if the conflict of interest can be resolved, the person in the higher position shall be
held accountable for any unprofessional behavior resulting from the amorous
relationship.

4.0 COMPLAINT

4.1
Complaints regarding amorous relationships or suspected amorous relationships wil be
referred to the Title IX and Equity Compliance office.

4.2
Al complaints wil be resolved through the Procedures for Resolving Complaints of
Gender-Based Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence Against
Employees or Third Parties, which are found in the Mines’ Policy Library.

4.3
In cases where a complaint is received about a student employee engaging in an
amorous relationship that may have violated the Student Code of Conduct, the matter
wil be referred to the Dean of Students for adjudication.

5.0
SANCTIONS
5.1 Failure to disclose an amorous relationship referenced in the Policy may result in
disciplinary action up to and including removal of the Employee’s supervisory,
instructional or evaluative responsibilities and/or terminations of employment.
5.2 Misrepresentation of the circumstances of the amorous relationship by the disclosing
party may result in disciplinary action up to and including removal of the Employee’s
supervisory, instructional or evaluative responsibilities and/or terminations of
employment.

6.0 REVIEW CYCLE AND HISTORY

These procedures shall be reviewed concurrently with the Amorous Relationships Policy.
Procedures Administratively Adopted July 15, 2016.
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