Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Main Office
P.O. Box 400219
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Title IX and ADA Office
O’Neil Hall, Room 037
Post Office Box 400211
445 Rugby Road
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4211
Phone: (434) 297-7988
Fax: (434) 924-7431
Title IX Email: TitleIXCoordinator@virginia.edu
Catherine Spear, Associate Vice President for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights
The Assistant Vice President is charged with the primary responsibility of implementing the programs, policies, and plans of the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR). She coordinates the three components of EOCR's mission: to ensure equal opportunity in access to the University, to investigate and resolve complaints, and to conduct educational training and outreach.
Alexis Johnson, Program Coordinator and Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice President
The Program Coordinator and Executive Assistant to the Assistant Vice President for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights provides complex administrative support to the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, including supporting those functions relating to the University's compliance with Title IX. She is responsible for developing, implementing, and updating the databases associated with the strategic and operational functions of the EOCR team. In addition, the Program Coordinator and Executive Assistant to the Assistant Vice President is responsible for purchasing, tracking, reconciliations and preparation of the budget as the fiscal administrator for the EOCR office. Additionally, she directly supports the Assistant Vice President of EOCR.
Catherine Spear, Acting Title IX Coordinator
The Title IX Coordinator is charged with monitoring the University’s compliance with Title IX; ensuring appropriate education and training; coordinating the University’s investigation, response, and resolution of all reports under this policy; and ensuring appropriate actions to eliminate Prohibited Conduct, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.
Jenna Mitchell, Executive Assistant to the Title IX Coordinator
The Executive Assistant is responsible for managing and providing executive level support including but not limited to, preparing materials, compiling data, greeting visitors, and coordinating and implementing processes that support the overall work of the Title IX Coordinator while exercising discretion in handling confidential, sensitive, and timely information.
Akia Haynes, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Christopher Tate, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
The Deputy Title IX Coordinators support the University's response to Title IX complaints consistent with its Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence by investigating and/or supervising the investigation of complaints of sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, complicity, stalking, and retaliation. They play a key role in ensuring that such investigations are conducted in a prompt, equitable, and trauma-informed manner. The Deputy Title IX Coordinators also assist the Title IX Coordinator with training, education, and outreach in this area and in monitoring campus climate.
Melvin Mallory, ADA Coordinator
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or ADACoordinator@virginia.edu
The ADA Coordinator oversees the University’s programs and practices to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended (ADAAA), Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to persons with disabilities. He serves as the University’s point of contact for disability related information, services, and resources as well as best practices concerning the rights of persons with disabilities. He conducts workshops and training on disability related topics and develops disability related initiatives.
Melissa Oliver, Special Projects Manager
The Special Projects Manager works with the ADA Coordinator to provide services to students and to ensure the accessibility of events on Grounds such as Final Exercises and Alumni Weekend. She also works with Demand & Response Transportation (DART) to provide alternative transportation service for faculty, staff and students with temporary or permanent disabilities. In addition, she assists with special projects and assignments for the EOCR team.
Rachel A. Spraker, Compliance Director for Equity and Affirmative Action
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Compliance Director for Equity and Affirmative Action provides oversight and guidance to the University community on equity in all personnel actions and is responsible for development and implementation of the University's Affirmative Action Plans. The Compliance Director is also responsible for educational and instructional outreach activities which advance the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and affirmative action in employment.
Vacant, Employment Equity Specialist
The Employment Equity Specialist provides guidance on recruitment and selection processes to ensure equality of opportunity and compliance with federal and state equal opportunity/affirmative action laws and regulations. The Equity Specialist is also responsible for the development and implementation of employment equity initiatives, projects and training.
Nicole (Nic) Thompson, Senior Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Advisor
The Senior Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Advisor provides oversight and guidance to the University community on the University's equal opportunity and civil rights compliance obligations, investigates and supervises the investigation of complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and develops outreach, education, and training initiatives on the University's Preventing and Addressing Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation policies and procedures for faculty, staff, and students.
Tosha Barnes, Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Specialist
Ted Wammes, Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Specialist
The Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Specialists support the University's federal and state equal opportunity and civil rights compliance obligations by investigating internal and external complaints of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, assessing and revising University procedures,and creating training initiatives for faculty, staff, and students.