Statement from Teresa Sullivan
At the University of Virginia, we aspire to create and to continuously foster a caring community based on the values of fairness, dignity, and respect. To succeed in this endeavor, every member of our community must uphold these values and embrace the duty of shared accountability. Bias, hazing, and sexual misconduct have no place in our community of trust and respect at UVa. This means that all of us should promptly report instances of these behaviors that we learn about, witness, or experience firsthand.
I encourage every member of the UVa community to use the “Just Report It” system to promptly report incidents of bias, hazing, or sexual misconduct. You can do so with the full confidence that such reports will be treated seriously and investigated promptly and impartially, and without fear of reprisal or retaliation for making a report in good faith.
Together, we are building a caring community that is welcoming and safe for all of us. I appreciate your commitment to this effort.