Discrimination/harassmentDiscrimination/harassment VCU notice of nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative actionComplaint processVCU Helpline
Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to providing accessible and equitable living, learning and working environments free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, national origin (including ethnicity), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), parenting status, marital status, political affiliation, military status (including veterans with non-dishonorable discharge, active duty military, active duty reserves, and military dependents such as spouses and children), genetic information (including family medical history), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and disability. VCU also prohibits discrimination against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.
Discrimination or harassment that does not fall under the Interim Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy or the Interim Sex-Based Misconduct Policy will be considered under the Preventing and Responding to Discrimination policy, which governs the conduct of VCU students, faculty, staff and third parties such as vendors, alumni, visitors, university affiliates or local residents.
Third parties can make a complaint or report a violation of this policy committed by a member of the VCU community. Third parties are also subject to this policy when participating in conduct affecting a VCU community member, on VCU property or associated with a VCU-sponsored event.
VCU community members are expected to provide truthful information in any report under this policy. Submitting or providing false or misleading information in bad faith or for personal gain or intentional harm to another person is prohibited and subject to disciplinary sanctions. This does not apply to reports made in good faith, even if allegations are not later substantiated.
Learn more about the complaint process.