Policy on Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking
Notice of Nondiscrimination

As a recipient of federal funds, Central Virginia Community College is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq. (“Title IX”), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities, admission and employment. Under certain circumstances, sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, and similar conduct constitute sexual discrimination prohibited by Title IX. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to the College’s Title IX Coordinator or to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The Title IX Coordinator is Marc Zoccola, whose office is located at Room 2102 in Amherst Hall, and may be contacted by phone at (434) 832-7804 or by email at zoccolam@centralvirginia.edu or titleix@centralvirginia.edu.

Policy

Central Virginia Community College is committed to providing an environment that is free from harassment and discrimination based on any status protected by law. Accordingly, this Policy prohibits sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and retaliation.  This Policy supplements the following general policy statement set forth by the Virginia Community College System: This institution promotes and maintains educational opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, ethnicity, religion, gender, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), disability, national origin, or other non-merit factors.   This Policy also addresses the requirements under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, (also known as the Campus SaVE Act).

This Policy is not intended to substitute or supersede related criminal or civil law. Individuals should report incidents of sexual and domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking to law enforcement authorities.  Criminal and civil remedies are available in addition to the potential remedies that the College may provide. 

Purpose

The purpose of this Policy is to establish that the College prohibits discrimination, all forms of sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and retaliation, and to set forth procedures by which such allegations shall be filed, investigated and resolved.

Applicability

This Policy applies to all campus community members, including students, faculty, staff and third parties, e.g., contractors and visitors.  Conduct that occurs off campus can be the subject of a complaint or report and will be evaluated to determine whether it violates this Policy, e.g. if off-campus harassment has continuing effects that create a hostile environment on campus.

Additional information may be found on the Department of Justice Title IX Website

Trigger Warning: This web page, or the web pages linked within, contains information relating to acts of violence - including sexual and domestic violence - that may represent triggers for survivors and/or family members.

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