Equal opportunity at FLC

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation (including transgender status), physical or mental disability, marriage to a co-worker, or retaliation for engaging in protected activity, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information, as is required by applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders.

Accordingly, equal opportunity and freedom from discrimination shall be extended to all persons. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

The Director of Compliance is responsible for the coordination of Fort Lewis Colleges Non-discrimination and  compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning non-discrimination requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other applicable federal non-discrimination laws, including but not limited to, Section 13 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972, 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7.

To file a report of discrimination, you may contact the Director of Compliance below or file an anonymous report using the Tell Someone reporting form. You may report anonymously, but if you are a victim, we encourage you to provide your contact information so we can ask questions or provide support. Providing the perpetrator's name allows us to identify patterns that might help protect the campus. Any received reports will be promptly and fairly addressed in accordance with Fort Lewis College's Grievance Policy. The handling process may involve either informal mediation or an investigative approach. In the case of an investigation, a thorough and impartial examination of the facts will be conducted, adhering to the preponderance of evidence standard. It is important to note that any form of retaliation for reporting a Grievance is strictly prohibited.

Contact information 

Contact the non-discrimination coordinator, Director of Compliance if you have questions about this notice or any of Fort Lewis College’s non-discrimination programs, policies, or procedures or believe you have been discriminated against concerning a Fort Lewis College program or the administration of Fort Lewis College programs and activities.

Compliance & Community Standards Department (Non-Discrimination Coordinator)
David Pirrone
192 Education Business Hall
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301
(970) 247-7182

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination?

To file a report of Sexual Discrimination, you may contact the Office of the Title 9 Coordinator below. Visit the CARE website to get resources, read policies, or make an appointment.

Office of the Title 9 Coordinator
Kate Suazo (She/Ella)
230 Skyhawk Station
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, Colorado 81301

* Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination based on sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about applying Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education.

College policies & grievance procedures

Find the following policies in the Policy Library.

Board of Trustees

  • Board of Trustees Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Plan

  • Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy
  • Discriminatory Harassment Policy
  • Sexual Misconduct Policy
  • Disability Anti-Discrimination Policy
  • Grievance Procedure


  • Guidelines on Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Religion

Resources for Victims of Sexual Misconduct

Language and Accessibility Services

If you need assistance with language or accessibility services please contact the Director of  Accessibility Services, Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email kpolens@fortlewis.edu

Search & Appointment Procedures

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