The University’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, prohibits sex discrimination in all University of Lynchburg programs and activities;
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on sex in employment;
- The Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act;
- Virginia laws require the University of Lynchburg to follow certain procedures in addressing sexual violence.
The 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. The University of Lynchburg will investigate allegations of prohibited conduct promptly, fairly and impartially, 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.
Title IX Coordinator
Director of Title IX Compliance, Equal Opportunity Officer, and Title IX Coordinator
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24501
The Title IX Coordinator:
- Has authority across all campus-based divisions and programs for coordinating the University’s compliance efforts concerning Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act (including Campus SaVE Act) (VAWA), and related state and federal laws and regulations.
- Oversees the implementation of University policy concerning 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 University’s response to alleged violations of the Interpersonal Misconduct Policy and is available to advise complainants, respondents, and third parties regarding University policy and course of actions available at the University, including informal and formal resolution.
- Facilitates ongoing training and awareness programs on Title IX for students and employees.