Title IX at University of Lynchburg
University of Lynchburg is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which no one is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination in any educational program or activity on the basis of sex or gender identity. Sexual and gender-based harassment, including sexual violence, are forms of sex discrimination that limit a person’s ability to benefit from or participate in University of Lynchburg programs or activities. Sex discrimination is prohibited at University of Lynchburg.
University of Lynchburg’s Interpersonal Misconduct Policy is designed to reflect this principle of non-discrimination, and to comply with applicable state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination in all University of Lynchburg programs and activities; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in employment; the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; and Virginia laws that require University of Lynchburg to follow certain procedures in addressing sexual violence.
University of Lynchburg’s Interpersonal Misconduct Policy specifically prohibits all forms of sexual and gender-based harassment, including sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, coercion, complicity, exploitation, and retaliation. University of Lynchburg will investigate allegations of prohibited conduct promptly, in a fair and impartial manner, to end any discrimination, prevent its recurrence, and, as appropriate, to remedy its effects.
Ongoing prevention, training, and awareness programs will be provided to, and at times required of, students and employees to encourage appropriate actions for preventing prohibited conduct and ensuring timely and effective assistance to community members who are impacted by prohibited conduct.
Reporting Interpersonal Misconduct
There are multiple ways to report incidents of interpersonal misconduct. University of Lynchburg encourages all individuals to report interpersonal misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator, and when such conduct might constitute a crime, to report such conduct to law enforcement.
- Emergencies should be reported immediately to Campus Safety and Security and/or 911.
- Responsible Employees are required to report interpersonal misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator.
- Non-emergency incidents may be reported to the Title IX Coordinator by completing the form available here, or by contacting the Title IX Coordinator directly.
Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equity and Inclusion
Flynn Multicultural Center, Drysdale Student Center
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
Phone: (434) 544-8482
The Title IX Coordinator:
- Has authority across all campus-based divisions and programs for coordinating the College’s compliance efforts with respect to Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (including Campus SaVE Act) (VAWA), and related state and federal laws and regulations.
- Oversees the implementation of College policy in relation to the above-listed laws and related regulations and monitors for any changes and developments to the application or interpretation of those laws and regulations.
- Coordinates and executes the College’s response to alleged violations of the Interpersonal Misconduct Policy and is available to advise complainants, respondents, and third parties regarding College policy and course of actions available at the College, including informal and formal resolution.
- Facilitates ongoing training and awareness programs on Title IX for students and employees.
Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Kristen Cooper, Associate Dean for Student Development
Office of Residence Life
First floor, Hundley Hall
Retaliation against an individual for making a good faith report of Prohibited Conduct or for assisting, as a witness or otherwise, with an investigation under this policy is a form of prohibited conduct. See full policy.
Inquiries or complaints involving potential Title IX policies or violations also may be directed to the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (firstname.lastname@example.org; 800-421-3481).