The University's Preventing and Addressing Discrimination and Harassment (PADH) policy prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of age, color, race, disability, marital status, military status (including active duty service members, reserve service members, and dependents), national and ethnic origin, political affiliation, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, family medical or genetic information. Please note that sexual harassment and gender-based harassment are prohibited by a separate University policy, the Sexual Misconduct Policy.
The University defines "bias" as "a threat or act of harassment or intimidation – verbal, written or physical – which is personally directed against or targets a University of Virginia student because of that student’s age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, military status (including active duty service members, reserve service members, and dependents), national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status or family medical or genetic information.”
Detailed information about the University’s Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR) is available on the EOCR website, including how to access confidential and other relevant University resources.
Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR) Main Office
Washington Hall (Hotel B), East Range
P.O. Box 400219
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Phone: (434) 924-3200
Fax: (434) 924-1313
Office of the Dean of Students
Peabody Hall, Second Floor
Phone: (434) 924-7133
To contact the Dean on Call: (434) 924-7133 (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or after hours by contacting the University Police Department at (434) 924-7166 and asking them to refer you to the Dean on Call.)
If you are not a University student or employee, you may report such conduct by or affecting (1) a University student, by contacting the Office of the Dean of Students, or (2) a University employee, by contacting the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights.