Jul 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Student Handbook 
2024-2025 Student Handbook

2024-2025 Student Handbook

Welcome to Colorado Mountain College!

On behalf of everyone at Colorado Mountain College, we are pleased that you have chosen us as your place of learning. We are committed to providing quality learning experiences in a caring, safe, supportive environment.

Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the contents of this student handbook. The student handbook describes and explains student services, how to get involved in student life, and student rights and responsibilities. It provides excellent information about the numerous college and community resources available to you as a CMC student. In the Basecamp portal, students can access various services and information. Being a college student carries with it responsibilities to yourself and others to maintain a collegial environment that is dedicated to learning. Your success will be determined by your willingness to work hard, meet new people, and ask for assistance when you encounter difficulties. We are here to facilitate your success. If you have questions about student services or this handbook, please reach out to a student services staff member at a campus close to you. Have a great school year as you participate in the excellent learning opportunities at Colorado Mountain College.

Best wishes for a successful year!

- Colorado Mountain College Faculty and Staff

Notice of Nondiscrimination

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Colorado Mountain College does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family and genetic information, in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, and as provided in other applicable statutes and College policies. The College prohibits sexual and gender-based harassment, including sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence.

The College has established procedures for the filing and disposition of student and employee discrimination complaints. The procedures are available by selecting the following links:

6-N Presidents Procedure Resolving Discrimination Complaints for discrimination not involving Sexual Misconduct.
3-A  Procedures for Investigation of Sexual Misconduct Complaints for discrimination involving Sexual Misconduct.

Student Inquiries

The following person has been designated to serve as the overall coordinator of student inquiries under Title IX, the Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and other college policies prohibiting discrimination:

Lisa Doak
Title IX Coordinator
802 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601

Students also may contact the following persons who have been designated as Deputy Title IX Coordinators:

Aspen and Carbondale campuses
Jonathan Shaw, Associate Dean of Academic & Student Services, jshaw3@coloradomtn.edu, 970.947.8276 

Breckenridge and Dillon campuses
Nicole Fazande Larson, Associate Dean of Academic & Student Services, nfazande@coloradomtn.edu, 970.968.5805 extension 2805

Leadville and Salida campuses
Evan Weatherbie, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, eweatherbie@coloradomtn.edu, 970.486.4290

Rifle campus
Jennifer Boone, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, jboone@coloradomtn.edu, 970.625.6928

Spring Valley and Glenwood Springs campuses
Lisa Runck, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, lrunck@coloradomtn.edu, 970.947.8212

Steamboat Springs campus
Sean Griffin, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, smgriffin@coloradomtn.edu, 970.870.4463

Vail Valley at Edwards campus
Paula Hauswirth-Cummings, Associate Dean of Academic & Student Services, pcummings@coloradomtn.edu, 970.569.2922

Employee Inquiries

The following person has been designated to handle employee inquiries regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and other employee complaints of unlawful discrimination other than Title IX matters:

Angela Wurtsmith
Executive Director of Human Resources
802 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601

Employee inquiries under Title IX should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator listed under Student Inquiries above.

Other Resources 

Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building, 1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204-3582. Telephone: 303.844.5695, or email OCR@ed.gov

Colorado Department of Higher Education, 1600 Broadway, Suite 2200, Denver, CO 80202. Telephone: 303.862.3001

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Denver Field Office, 950 17th Street, Suite 300, Denver, Colorado 80202. Telephone: 800.669.4000

Colorado Civil Rights Division, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, Colorado 80202. Telephone: 303.894.2997, or email DORA_CCRD@State.co.us