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Equal Opportunity Programs Policies and Complaint Procedures

The Office of Equal Opportunity Programs ("EOP") is committed to eliminating discrimination and advancing equal access in all opportunities, programs, and facilities of the University in accordance with applicable federal laws, state laws, and University policies.

To that end, EOP maintains various procedures, outlined below, for reporting and resolving conduct that may violate the University's commitment to providing a safe and non-discriminatory environment. If you have any questions about which policies and procedures apply to your situation, please contact EOP at (434) 924-3200 so that we may assist you.

Sexual & Gender-Based Harassment & Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence Procedures

The University's Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence ("SH/IPV policy") prohibits sexual assault, sexual exploitation, intimate partner violence, stalking, sexual and gender-based harassment, complicity, and retaliation ("Prohibited Conduct"). The SH/IPV Policy establishes procedures for resolution and investigation of reports of Prohibited Conduct, as well as Resource Guides outlining University and community resources for students and employees.

Procedures for Resolution and Investigation

Resource and Reporting Guides


Preventing & Addressing Discrimination, Harassment, & Retaliation Procedures

The University's Preventing and Addressing Discrimination and Harassment (PADH) policy prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of age, color, race, disability, marital status, national and ethnic origin, political affiliation, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, family medical or genetic information, as well as other forms of sex discrimination not covered by the SH/IPV Policy. The Preventing and Addressing Retaliation (PAR) policy further proscribes retaliation against individuals who complain of discrimination and harassment under the PADH policy and who participate in an investigation into such complaint.

The Preventing and Addressing Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation (PADHR) Complaint Procedures govern complaints of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation under the PADH or PAR policies and outline options for reporting and seeking resolution of such reports.

Revised and approved June 2015.