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Direct all complaints to:

Malorie Yeaman
VCU Title IX Coordinator
Email: yeamanm@vcu.edu
Phone: (804) 828-1347

Anyone who feels they have experienced prohibited conduct as defined in the Interim Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy or the Interim Sex-Based Misconduct Policy is encouraged to report it.

Complaints should be filed as soon as possible after an incident to ensure a complete investigation and prompt resolution. Reports of incidents that exceed two years will not be considered timely. Applicable federal and state agencies have deadlines for filing complaints that are distinct from Equity and Access Services. See additional information regarding filing with a federal or state agency.

To encourage both reporting and cooperation in investigations, the university will not pursue disciplinary action based on disclosure of personal consumption of drugs or alcohol where such disclosures are made in connection with a good faith report of prohibited conduct or an individual’s cooperation in an investigation under this policy.

You do not need to file a complaint to receive remedial and protective measures. To request any remedial or protective measures, contact us. The university will make reasonable efforts to protect the privacy of participants while balancing the need to gather information to assess the report and to take steps to eliminate prohibited conduct, prevent its recurrence and remedy its effects.

Privacy means that information related to a report of prohibited conduct will be shared with a limited circle of university employees who “need to know” in order to assist in the assessment, investigation and resolution of the report.

All employees who are involved in the university’s Title IX response receive specific training and guidance about safeguarding private information.

During the resolution process, participating parties will have an equal opportunity to:

  • be heard
  • submit information and corroborating evidence
  • identify witnesses who may have relevant information
  • submit questions they believe should be directed by the investigator to each other or to any witness
  • meet separately with the investigator
  • be accompanied by an adviser of their choosing

Anyone participating in the administrative process is required to:

  • preserve evidence
  • provide truthful information
  • act in good faith
  • respect any interim measures
  • ensure their actions could not be reasonably interpreted as retaliation