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6320: Sexual Harassment

Procedures

The Assistant Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity ("Assistant Vice President") must be advised of all complaints or reported incidents of sexual harassment. The Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity will monitor repeated complaints or reports within the same unit or against the same individual.

Responsibility of Individuals Experiencing Harassment

  • Any individual in the University community who believes she or he has been the victim of sexual harassment as defined in this policy should contact the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity ("OIED") or a member of the University's Committee on Sexual Harassment.
  • All student complaints of sexual harassment must be made within two years from the date the alleged harassment occurred.
  • Complaints by other members of the University community must be made within 120 days from the date the alleged harassment occurred.

Responsibilities of Administrators, Supervisors, and Faculty

  • University administrators, supervisors, faculty members and others who are performing instructional or academic advising duties are responsible for devising and adopting appropriate practices for maintaining a working and learning environment free of sexual harassment.
  • University administrators, supervisors, faculty members and others who are performing instructional or academic advising duties have an added responsibility of reporting any claim or concern of sexual harassment to the OIED.
  • University administrators, supervisors, faculty members and others in supervisory positions have the obligation to be knowledgeable of the policy and respond to incidents and claims of harassment in their areas of supervisory responsibility. Failure to perform a supervisory responsibility may result in disciplinary action under the appropriate policy.

The OIED shall summarily dismiss a complaint if it is determined that the complaint fails to state a claim of sexual harassment or retaliation or if the Sexual Harassment Policy does not pertain to the claim. This dismissal is final and cannot be appealed.

Formal Complaint Procedure & Contacts

ACCUSER OPTIONS CONTACT
Student University's Sexual Harassment Policy's Formal Complaint Procedure Office of Institutional Equity
and Diversity ("OIED")
Faculty University's Sexual Harassment Policy's Formal Complaint Procedure OIED
Faculty Grievance Procedure
Chair of Faculty Grievance
Committee
Classified Employee Commonwealth's Department of Human Resource Management's
Discrimination Complaint Procedures
Human Resources
Virginia Department of Employment Dispute Resolution's Grievance
Procedure
Human Resources
Wage Employee University's Sexual Harassment Policy's Complaint Procedure OIED
Commonwealth's Department of Human Resource Management's
Discrimination Complaint Procedures
Human Resources
Administrator, Alumnus, Visitor or Volunteer
University's Sexual Harassment Policy's Formal Complaint Procedure OIED