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The University of Richmond values a learning community in which all members feel secure physically and intellectually. The prevention of sexual misconduct, particularly sexual violence, is an institutional priority. The University is unwavering in its commitment to support survivors of sexual assault, to respond promptly to reports of any type of sexual misconduct, and to investigate and adjudicate reports in a manner that is fair and equitable to all parties involved.

Department of Education Issues New Title IX regulations

On May 6, 2020, the Department of Education issued new Title IX regulations governing how schools, including the University of Richmond, address reports of sexual misconduct involving faculty, staff and students on campus. These regulations went into effect on  August 14, 2020. The Title IX office, in consultation with other offices on campus, worked over the summer to develop interim policies and procedures that comply with the regulations. These interim policies can be found on the Title IX webpage, prevent.richmond.edu, under the Title IX heading.  The Title IX office will be reaching out with opportunities for the campus community to provide input on these interim policies. The Title IX office has also established a submission form to allow for online feedback on the interim policies.   This submission form is located on the Center for Awareness, Response, and Education (CARE) website.

While the regulations have required certain change to the University’s prior policies, what is not changing is the University’s commitment to preventing sexual misconduct on campus and supporting survivors of sexual assault, no matter their gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or expression. The University will continue to respond promptly to all reports of any type of sexual misconduct and will continue to investigate and adjudicate reports in a manner that is fair and equitable to all parties involved.

Please contact Kris Henderson, Director of Compliance and Title IX Coordinator, at khender3@richmond.edu with any questions or concerns regarding the above statement.