Report An Incident

For Students

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 has adopted a Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence (the “Policy”).  The 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 urged 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 Room – 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 Students (“Student Resource Guide”).

The University also encourages students who become aware of an incident of Prohibited Conduct to immediately inform the University by making a report about the incident using this Just Report It form. Information can be submitted anonymously or you may include your name or other personally-identifying information. If you submit information anonymously, the University will be limited in its ability to respond. 

If you include your name or other personally-identifying information, you may request that the University not share that information with the alleged perpetrator(s), that no investigation be pursued, and/or that no disciplinary action be taken by making a Request for Confidentiality; such a request will be honored, if possible, consistent with the University’s obligation to protect the health and safety of the entire University community. In each of these cases—whether you report anonymously or with personally-identifying information and whether or not you make a Request for Confidentiality—the University will evaluate the information reported in order to determine the appropriate course of action pursuant to law and the Policy. Once it has received information about Prohibited Conduct, the University is required, under the federal law known as Title IX, to (1) end any Prohibited Conduct that occurred; (2) remedy its effect(s); and (3) prevent its recurrence.  Detailed information about the University’s process for evaluating reports of Prohibited Conduct, the range of actions that the University may take following the receipt of such information, and the procedures for pursuing University disciplinary resolution, is contained in the Policy and the related Procedures for Reports Against Students and Procedures for Reports Against Employees

You may also report an incident of Prohibited Conduct by contacting the University’s Title IX Coordinator or any Deputy Title IX Coordinator, by telephone, email, or in person, as described in the Student Resource Guide. For the names and contact information of the Title IX Coordinator and the Deputy Title IX Coordinators, see Contacts.

Any report you make to the University is separate and distinct from a police report, which would give rise to a criminal investigation governed by criminal statutes.  You may pursue both or neither of these options. You need not report immediately but you are encouraged to do so to ensure preservation of evidence that may be lost through the passage of time.

It is also important for students to understand that certain University employees, called “Responsible Employees,” are required by University policy to report to the Title IX Coordinator any information disclosed to them about an incident of Prohibited Conduct. For a discussion of Responsible Employees and their reporting obligations, see Responsible Employees.

The University offers a wide range of resources to provide support and guidance to students throughout the initiation, investigation and resolution of a report of Prohibited Conduct. These resources may involve remedial measures (designed to address a student’s safety, well-being and continued access to University programs and activities) and/or protective measures (involving action against an alleged perpetrator), and may include no-contact directives, residence modifications, academic modifications and support, work schedule modifications and/or interim disciplinary suspension. A full description of such resources and measures is contained in the Student Resource Guide.