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Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR) Main Office
Washington Hall (Hotel B) - East Range
P.O. Box 400219
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Phone: (434) 924-3200
Fax: (434) 924-1313
Email: uvaeocr@virginia.edu

Title IX and ADA Office
O’Neil Hall, Terrace Level, 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


Staff

Catherine SpearCatherine Spear, Associate Vice President for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights
E-mail: UVaEOCR@virginia.edu
The Associate Vice President is charged with the primary responsibility for implementing all of the programs, policies, procedures, and initiatives of the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR). She coordinates the three primary components of EOCR's mission: to ensure equal access to the University's programs and ativities for faculty, staff, and students in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local law; to oversee the investigation and resolution of complaints; and to ensure effective educational training and outreach.

 

Alexis JohnsonAlexis Johnson, Program Coordinator and Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice President
Email: acj2bs@virginia.edu
The Program Coordinator and Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice President for EOCR provides complex administrative support to the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights, including supporting those functions relating to its civil rights in education and employment compliance programs. She is responsible for the strategic and operational functions of the EOCR team and serves as the fiscal administrator for the office.

 

 

Emily BabbEmily Babb, Assistant Vice President for Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
E-mail: ecb6y@virginia.edu
The Assistant Vice President for Title IX Compliance and Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the University's overall compliance with Title IX in all of its programs and activities, including academics, employment, housing, athletics, and extracurricular activities. As part of this responsibility, she supervises the Title IX team and oversees the prompt and equitable resolution of all informal and formal complaints under the University's Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence policy. She also coordinates training, prevention, and outreach to ensure University community members are aware of their rights, responsibilities, and resources.

 

Jenna MitchellJenna Mitchell, Executive Assistant to the Assistant Vice President for Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
E-mail: jep3f@virginia.edu
The Executive Assistant to the Assistant Vice President for Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator is responsible for providing executive level adminstratve and operational support to the Assistant Vice President for Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator and Title IX team, including coordinating and implementing sensitive processes that support the mission of the Title IX team.

 

 

Akia HaynesAkia Haynes, Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Investigator
E-mail: aah6n@virginia.edu
As a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Ms. Haynes supports 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. She plays a key role in ensuring that such investigations are conducted in a prompt, equitable, and trauma-informed manner. As a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, she also assists the Title IX Coordinator with training, education, and outreach in this area and in monitoring campus climate.

Chris TateChristopher Tate, Deputy Title IX Coordinator/Investigator
E-mail: crt2b@virginia.edu
As a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Mr. Tate supports 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. He plays a key role in ensuring that such investigations are conducted in a prompt, equitable, and trauma-informed manner. As a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, he also assist the Title IX Coordinator with training, education, and outreach in this area and in monitoring campus climate.

 

John FloodJohn Flood, Title IX Investigator
Email: jjf3y@virginia.edu
As a Title IX Investigator, Mr. Flood supports 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 conducting prompt, equitable, and trauma-informed investigations pursuant to the policy and related procedures.

 

 

Melvin MalloryMelvin Mallory, ADA Coordinator
E-mail: mm6b@virginia.edu 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 individuals 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 individuals with disabilities. He conducts workshops and training on disability-related topics and oversees disability-related initiatives.

 

Melissa OliverMelissa Oliver, Special Projects Manager
E-mail: mo3a@virginia.edu
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 disabilities. In addition, she assists with special projects and assignments for the EOCR team.

 

Rachel SprakerRachel A. Spraker, Compliance Director for Equity and Affirmative Action
E-mail: employmentequity@virginia.edu or ras7c@virginia.edu
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.

 

 

Tobiyah MorrisTobiyah Morris, Employment Equity Specialist
E-mail: employmentequity@virginia.edu or ta3x@virginia.edu
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) ThompsonNicole (Nic) Thompson, Compliance Director for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights
E-mail: nmt5j@virginia.edu
The Compliance Director for EOCR 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 BarnesTosha Barnes, Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Specialist
Email: lb7rc@virginia.edu
As an Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Specialist, Ms. Barnes supports 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.

 

 

Ted WammesTed Wammes, Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Specialist
Email: tcw8b@virginia.edu
As an Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Specialist, Mr. Wammes supports 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.

 

 

Brad HollandBrad Holland, University Ombuds
Email: bkh9d@virginia.edu
Brad Holland is the University of Virginia Ombuds and an advocate for fairness. The University Ombuds is an independent, confidential resource available to assist faculty, staff, and students in resolving problems, complaints, conflicts, and other issues when normal processes and procedures have not worked satisfactorily.

 

 

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