The University's Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR) is an administrative unit within the Office of the President that is committed to ensuring a living, learning, and work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and where all members of the UVA community feel welcomed and valued.
The EOCR team includes:
- ADA Coordinator, Melvin Mallory
- Affirmative Action and Employment Equity Manager, Rachel Spraker
- Employment Equity Specialist, Faniska Brisker
- Senior Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Advisor, Nicole (Nic) Thompson
- Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Specialist, LaTosha Barnes and Ted Wammes
- Special Projects Manager, Melissa Oliver
- Assistant Vice President for EOCR, Catherine Spear
- Program Coordinator and Executive Assistant to the AVP for EOCR, Alexis Johnson
- Acting Title IX Coordinator, Catherine Spear
- Executive Assistant to the Title IX Office, Jennifer Mitchell
- Deputy Title IX Coordinators, Akia Haynes and Christopher Tate
- Title IX Investigator, Suzan Garson
- University Ombuds, Bradford Holland
View the EOCR organizational chart.
In furtherance of the University's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, EOCR staff are responsible for the following activities:
- Affirmative Action: developing and monitoring the University's Affirmative Action Plan.
- Compliance: monitoring the University and Medical Center's compliance with equal opportunity and civil rights laws and related University policies, as well as assisting with responses to inquiries from federal and state governmental agencies like the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission and the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.
- Complaint Resolution: investigating and/or otherwise resolving complaints of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation.
- Information: disseminating information about laws, policies, and procedures regarding equal opportunity and civil rights laws and related University policies for students, faculty, staff, and Medical Center employees.
- Recruitment and Hiring: facilitating and monitoring faculty and staff recruitment and hiring and training faculty and staff regarding applicable laws and best practices for search and/or hiring processes.
- Training: training faculty, staff, students, and Medical Center employees about their rights and responsibilities under applicable equal opportunity and civil rights laws and related University policies.
- Partnership: collaborating closely with University and Medical Center partners, such as Human Resources and Employee Relations, Student Affairs, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity, and more.
IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY OR YOU WISH TO REPORT A CRIME IN PROGRESS, OR AN ACT OR THREAT OF VIOLENCE, PLEASE CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY BEFORE TAKING OTHER ACTIONS.
Report an Incident
Faculty, students, staff, employees, and third parties may report an incident of bias, hazing, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual or gender-based harassment, complicity, or retaliation using Just Report It, the University's online incident reporting system.
Report a Barrier
Faculty, staff, students, employees, and third parties may report a barrier to access for individuals with disabilities to the University's programs, activities, and services by using Report a Barrier, an online reporting tool.
File a Complaint
Any members of the University community who feel that they have been subjected to discrimination, including harassment, in violation of the University's non-discrimination and equal opportunity policy statement may file a complaint with EOCR. For more information, see the link below or call (434) 924-3200.
Respect at UVA
The University encourages every member of our community to promptly report any instance of abuse or mistreatement of anyone by University personnel, including workplace bullying, to appropriate supervisors, unit heads, department managers or deans. You may file a Respect@ complaint with the Human Resources Respect@UVa Coordinator. Please visit the Respect@UVa website for additional information.
Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Statement
The University of Virginia 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, 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 Governor’s Executive Order Number One (2014), and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Virginia prohibits sexual and gender-based harassment, including sexual assault, and other forms of inter-personal violence. You can read the full statement at Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity.