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Sexual Misconduct Subcommittee Review Team

The Sexual Misconduct Review Subcommittee is a subset of the University’s Threat Assessment Team.  As required by Virginia law and University policy, the Sexual Misconduct Review Subcommittee receives reports from the Title IX Coordinators regarding possible sexual violence, including non-consensual sexual intercourse, non-consensual sexual contact, stalking, sexual exploitation, dating/relationship violence, or domestic violence.  

The membership of the Sexual Misconduct Review Subcommittee shall include:

  • The Title IX Coordinator (or their designee);
  • The Deputy Title IX Coordinator who received the report;
  • The Chief or Assistant Chief of the University Police Department (or a designee who shall be a sworn office of the University Police Department);
  • The Vice President for Student Affairs (or a designee who shall be a members of the Student Development Division); and
  • Such other members of the University’s Threat Assessment Team as the Title IX Coordinator deems appropriate.

The Sexual Misconduct Review Subcommittee will convene within 72 hours of receiving the report of an incident from the Title IX Coordinator.  The responsibilities of the Sexual Misconduct Review Subcommittee include:  

  • Providing advice and guidance to the Title IX Coordinator regarding the investigation of the report, appropriate interim remedial measures, and available resources for the involved individuals; and
  • Determining if the disclosure of information regarding the incident, including personally identifiable information, is necessary to protect the health or safety of the complainant or other individuals, consistent with applicable FERPA regulations including 34 C.F.R. § 99.36.   If the committee, or the representative from the University Police Department, determines this disclosure is necessary, the representative from University Police Department will immediately disclose the information, including personally identifiable information about the individuals involved, to the appropriate law enforcement agency.  The Title IX coordinator will notify the survivor of any disclosure that is made.  

If the alleged incident would constitute a felony violation under Code of Virginia § 18.2-61, the representative of the University Police Department will consult with the Commonwealth Attorney responsible for prosecuting the alleged act within 24 hours of the review committee meeting and shall provide the information received by the Subcommittee, without disclosing personally identifiable information about the individuals involved.  

The Sexual Misconduct Review Subcommittee will have the same access to law enforcement, criminal history, education, personnel, and health records as the full Threat Assessment Team.  

After its initial meeting, the Sexual Misconduct Review Subcommittee will meet as necessary as new information becomes available or as the investigation progresses.