- Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence
- Procedures for Reports Against Students (Appendix A)
- Resource and Reporting Guide for Students (Appendix A-1)
- Procedures for Reports Against Employees (Appendix B)
- Resource and Reporting Guide for Employees (Appendix B-1)
- Training, Education, and Prevention Programs (Appendix C)
The University of Virginia is committed to creating and to continuously fostering a caring community based on the values of fairness, dignity, and respect. Sexual and gender-based harassment and other forms of interpersonal violence have no place in UVA's community of trust and respect. Consistent with its Title IX obligation, the University prohibits discrimination, including sexual and gender-based harassment and violence, on the basis of sex, gender, and gender identity or expression in all of its programs and activities, including academics, employment, athletics, and other extracurricular activities.
Ensuring that our community becomes free from sexual and gender-based harassment and violence is everyone’s responsibility.
The purpose of this website is to provide the University community information, support, and resources.
HOW TO REPORT PROHIBITED CONDUCT
Reports of Sexual or Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence
Members of the University community 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. In addition, anyone may directly report to the Title IX Office by telephone to (434) 297-7988 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the University's current operating status and ongoing concerns posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Title IX Office is working remotely and not currently available for in person meetings. We will continue to provide our services to the community using telephonic and other remote communications technology. Reports also may be made to a "Responsible Employee," such as a Dean on Call, a 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 (Title IX Policy).
The Title IX 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 Title IX Policy, please contact the Title IX Office.
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 Title IX 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 such 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, gender, or gender identity or expression. If you have any questions about which policies and procedures govern a situation, please contact the EOCR Main Office at (434) 924-3200 or email@example.com.
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, gender, or gender identity or expression or who participates in an investigation of such reports.