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Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence

 

The University of Virginia is an institution built upon foundational values of honor, integrity, trust, and respect. Consistent with these values, the University is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory learning, living, and working environment for all members of the University community. To these ends, the University has adopted a Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence. The policy prohibits Sexual Assault, Sexual Exploitation, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment, and Complicity in the commission of any act prohibited by the 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 the policy. These forms of conduct (the “Prohibited Conduct”) are defined in the policy. Prohibited Conduct also may violate federal and/or state law and may be subject to criminal prosecution. Read the full University policy at http://uvapolicy.virginia.edu/policy/HRM-041.

A detailed discussion of the resources available to students affected by Prohibited Conduct is contained in the Resource Guide available on the UVa Title IX and VAWA wesite. This Resource Guide provides information about how to obtain medical assistance; how to report Prohibited Conduct to the University and/or to law enforcement; how and where to obtain confidential support; and how to obtain certain appropriate and available protective and remedial measures in the aftermath of Prohibited Conduct. An overview of these resources and reporting options is available in the form of an infographic, entitled "What Students Need to Know: Obtaining Information, Assistance, and Support."

Students' health, safety, and well-being are the University’s primary concern. If a student has been affected by Prohibited Conduct, the student is strongly urged to seek immediate assistance. Assistance can be obtained 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from:

  • Police (UVa, Charlottesville, Albemarle County) • 911
  • Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) • 434.977.7273
  • Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE) • 434.293.8509
  • UVa Medical Center Emergency Department • 434.924.2231

Students may report Prohibited Conduct to the University through Just Report It, the University’s online reporting website, or by contacting the University’s Title IX Coordinator or any Deputy Title IX Coordinator, as listed in the policy. The Just Report It website is available at www.virginia.edu/justreportit.

For more information
www.virginia.edu/sexualviolence