- Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence
- Grievance Process for Reports of Title IX Prohibited Conduct (Appendix A)
- Procedures for Reports of Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct (Appendix B)
- Resource and Reporting Guide for Employees (Appendix D)
- Infographic: What Employees Need to Know
- Flowchart: Grievance Process
- Flowchart: Misconduct Procedures
The University of Virginia is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living, and working environment for all members of the University community. To this end, the University adopted a Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence (the "Sexual Misconduct Policy"). The Sexual Misconduct Policy prohibits Sexual Harassment as defined by Title IX, which includes Quid Pro Quo Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, and Stalking on the basis of sex in an education program or activity ("Title IX Prohibited Conduct") and other forms of sexual and gender-based misconduct, including Non-Consensual Sexual Contact, Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse, Sexual Exploitation, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, Quid Pro Quo Harassment, Hostile Environment Harassment, Complicity in the commission of any act prohibited by this policy, and Retaliation against a person for the good faith reporting of any of these forms of conduct or participation in any investigation or proceeding under this policy ("Sexual or Gender-Based Prohibited Conduct") (collectively, "Prohibited Conduct"). These forms of conduct (the "Prohibited Conduct") are defined in the policy.
Your health, safety, and well-being are the University's primary concerns. If you or someone you know has been a victim of Prohibited Conduct, you are strongly encouraged to seek immediate assistance. Such assistance is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the following sources:
- Police (University, Charlottesville, and Albemarle) - 911
- Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) - 434-977-7273
- The Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE) - 434-293-8509
- UVA Medical Center Emergency Department - 434-924-2231
Other assistance is also available at the University and in the local community. A more complete list of available resources, including confidential resources, is contained in the Resource and Reporting Guide for Employees ("Employee Resource Guide") and in the Infographic.
Disclosures of Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and other Forms of Interpersonal Violence: Understanding Your Responsibility
In order to fulfill its obligations under federal law the Sexual Misconduct Policy, the University has developed a reporting policy (the "Reporting Policy") to clarify the responsibilities of University employees who become aware of an incident of Prohibited Conduct. These responsibilities differ for employees who have been designated as "Confidential Employees" and employees who have been designated as "Responsible Employees."
A "Confidential Employee" is (1) Any University employee who is a licensed medical, clinical, or mental-health professional (e.g., physicians, nurses, physicians' assistants, psychologists, psychiatrists, professional counselors, and social workers, and those performing services under their supervision) (collectively "Health Care Providers"), when performing the duties of that professional role; (2) any University employee when performing administrative, operational, and/or related support for such health care providers; (3) any University employee who is an Athletic Trainer working under the supervision of a licensed medical or healthcare professional when performing the duties of that professional role; and (4) the University Ombuds when performing the duties of that professional role. All other University employees are "Responsible Employees," which are explained in detail below. For more information and links to resources for Confidential Employees, see Confidential Employees.
A "Responsible Employee" is any employee of the University who is not a Confidential Employee.
For purposes of a reporter disclosing alleged acts of Prohibited Conduct involving only University employees, Responsible Employees are: (1) any employee of the University who is not a Confidential Employee; and (2) is a supervisor, manager, human resources professional, or any Unversity employee who has authority to institute corrective measures.
For purposes of a reporter disclosing alleged acts of Prohibited Conduct involving a student at the University, Responsible Employees are any employee of the University who is not a Confidential Employee.
Responsible Employees include Teaching Assistants (TAs), Resident Advisors (RAs), and all other student-employees when disclosures are made to any of them when performing the duties of their employment/professional role.
If you are unsure whether you are a Confidential Employee or a Responsible Employee, please contact the Title IX Coordinator at (434) 297-7988 or TitleIXCoordinator@virginia.edu to discuss your role.