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Equity and Access Services leads, coordinates and supports civil rights compliance, including Title IX, for Virginia Commonwealth University.

COVID-19 Updates

As part of VCU's efforts to contain the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Equity and Access Services is currently operating remotely and continues to be available to all members of the VCU community. VCU remains committed to a safe and welcoming environment, even when that environment is virtual. Informal and formal remedies, including but not limited to no contact orders, academic adjustments, and formal investigations are still available in a prompt and fair manner.

Obligations for responsible employees remain the same. We remind you that any Title IX disclosure you receive from a member of the community must be promptly shared with Equity and Access Services. As always, the office will reach out to the impacted person to provide resources, information, and an opportunity to meet, virtually, if they choose to respond. Please do not hesitate to reach out to titleix@vcu.edu with any questions or concerns.

What we do

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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law intended to end sex discrimination in all areas of education. Conduct prohibited by Title IX includes sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination and sexual violence. Learn more »

Report sexual misconduct/violence or sex/gender discrimination » Review the Title IX process »

Contact us to discuss other discrimination, harassment or accessibility concerns.

Report other forms of discrimination or harassment » Make ADA requests or report accessibility concerns »

Spotlight

Title IX Regulations

On May 6, the U.S. Department of Education released its Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance. More information can be found on the Office for Civil Rights website. While the new regulations will require the university to revise its current civil rights policies, procedures and training programs, our commitment to providing a fair and impartial process that is trauma-informed will not change.

Information Accessibility

For assistance accessing information related to our programs or services, please contact our office by calling (804) 828-1347 or emailing equity@vcu.edu

One VCU: Responsible Together

For the latest news and updates about VCU's return to campus plan, please visit the dedicated VCU website for more information.