The University of Lynchburg affirms its commitment to maintain for all employees and students an environment that is fair, humane, and respectful. Behavior that is contrary to such an environment will not be tolerated. This behavior includes harassment, including sexual harassment, as well as discrimination based on any protected characteristic. It is the responsibility of each member of the University community to conduct himself/herself in a way that maintains a working and educational environment which is free of such behavior. This responsibility in no way threatens the principles of academic freedom, which includes open intellectual discussion. Exploration of controversial ideas does not constitute a violation of this policy.
Other policies of the University of Lynchburg may also be implicated and utilized to handle complaints regarding human rights and equal employment opportunity concerns. Specifically, in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, complaints regarding prohibited discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, are handled pursuant to the University of Lynchburg Policy and Procedures on Sexual and Gender-Based Misconduct and Interpersonal Violence.
Nondiscrimination Statement and Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Lynchburg does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation), marital status, disability, age (40 and over), sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion in its programs and activities, including admission to and employment at the University of Lynchburg.
The University of Lynchburg is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities, including employment and admission. (Prohibited discrimination based on sex includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.) For questions regarding the University of Lynchburg’s compliance with Title IX, please contact:
Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equity and Inclusion
Flynn Multicultural Center (Second floor, Drysdale Student Center)
1501 Lakeside Drive, Lynchburg, VA 24501