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Title IX

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance..."
20 U.S.C. § 1681

Consistent with its Title IX obligation, the University prohibits discrimination, including sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, on the basis of sex/gender in all of its programs and activities, including academics, employment, athletics, and other extracurrcicular activities. 

Compliance with Title IX is everyone’s responsibility. You may file a complaint by clicking the "Report an Incident" button above and using the online Just Report It form. For more information about Title IX and the University's policies, procedures, and resources, please see the information below or the "quick links" box.


REPORTS OF PROHIBITED CONDUCT UNDER TITLE IX

A. Reports of Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence

If you believe you have been subjected to sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, stalking, complicity, or sexual or gender-based harassment by a student, employee, or third party, or have been retaliated against for reporting such conduct or participating in an investgation related to such conduct, please consult the University’s Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence (“SH/IPV Policy”)

The SH/IPV Policy is organized as a central, unified policy that covers students, employees, contractors, vendors, visitors, guests or other third-parties within the University’s control and includes separate appendices for students and employees. Appendix A includes procedures for investigating and resolving reports against University students; Appendix A-1 includes a Resource and Reporting Guide for students. Appendix B includes procedures for investigating and resolving reports against University employees; Appendix B-1 includes a Resource and Reporting Guides for employees. Appendix C summarizes the University’s education, training, and prevention programs for both students and employees. 

Under the SH/IPV Policy, you may report prohibited conduct through the University’s Just Report It website, http://www.virginia.edu/justreportit/, which also permits anonymous reporting. You may also report the prohibited conduct to the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator directly by telephone at (434) 297-7988, by email to titleixcoordinator@virginia.edu, or in person at O'Neil Hall, Room 037, during regular office hours (8:30 AM-5:00 PM, M-F).

If you have any questions about the SH/IPV Policy, please contact the Title IX Coordinator or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator.

B. Reports of Other Forms of Sex or Gender-Based Discrimination

If you believe you have been subjected to a form of sex or gender-based discrimination not covered by the SH/IPV Policy, or have been subjected to retaliation for reporting such conduct or participating in an investigation related to such conduct, please consult the University’s Preventing and Addressing Discrimination and Harassment (PADH) policy and the Preventing and Addressing Retaliation (PAR) policy. The PADH and PAR policies establish procedures (“PADHR Complaint Procedures”) for reporting, investigating, and resolving these concerns. Examples of sex or gender-based discrimination covered by the PADH Policy include allegations of different treatment in athletic or STEM programs because of your sex or gender identity. If you have any questions about which policies and procedures govern your situation, please contact the EOCR office at (434) 924-3200. 

C. External Reporting

Complaints alleging violations of Title IX may also be made directly to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at OCR@ed.gov or (800) 421-3481. For more information, please see: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html.

 

Please note that University policy and federal and state law prohibit retaliation against any individual who reports in good faith discrimination or harassment based on sex or gender or who participates in an investigation of such reports.