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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

Title IX

 

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

Ensuring that our community is free from sexual and gender-based harassment and violence is everyone’s responsibility.  For more information about Title IX and the University's policies, procedures, and resources, please see the information below or the "quick links" box.

 

 

 


HOW TO REPORT PROHIBITED CONDUCT

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

You may report through the University's Just Report It online reporting tool at www.virginia.edu/justreportit/ or by clicking the "Report an Incident" button at the top of this screen, which also permits anonymous reporting. You may also directly report to the Title IX Office by telephone to (434) 297-7988, by email to titleixcoordinator@virginia.edu, or in person at the Title IX Office at O'Neil Hall, Terrace Level, Room 037 during regular office hours (8:30 AM-5:00 PM, M-F). You may also report to a "Responsible Employee," such as a Dean on Call, your resident assistant, or a faculty member.

"Prohibited conduct" includes sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, stalking, complicity, or sexual or gender-based harassment by a student, employee, or third party, or retaliation or intimidation against someone for reporting such conduct or participating in an investgation related to such conduct. For more information about how such conduct is defined, 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. 

If you have any questions about the SH/IPV Policy, please contact the Title IX Office.

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 by calling (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.