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 "Title IX Policy"). The Title IX Policy prohibits sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual and gender-based harassment, complicity in the commission of any prohibited act, and retaliation against a person for the good faith reporting of any of these forms of conduct or participation in any related investigation or proceeding. 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 Title IX 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), when acting in that professional role in the provision of services to a patient who is a University student ("health care providers"), and (2) any University employee providing administrative, operational, and/or related support for such health care providers in the performance of such services. 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 University employee who is not a Confidential Employee. Responsible Employees are required to report all information disclosed to them by a University student about Prohibited Conduct to the Title IX Coordinator through the Just Report It form. For more information and links to "Talking Points" and other resources for Responsible Employees, see Responsible Employees.
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.