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Sexual Misconduct

As an educational institution, the University of Richmond values a learning community in which all members feel secure physically and intellectually. Behavior that harms others or threatens campus security challenges the institution's key mission to "sustain a collaborative learning and research community that supports the personal development of its members and the creation of new knowledge." Sexual misconduct is such behavior and is prohibited at the University of Richmond. Sexual misconduct is a broad range of behavior that includes, but is not limited to, non-consensual sexual intercourse, non-consensual sexual contact, sexual exploitation, sexual harassment, dating/relationship violence, domestic violence, and stalking. Additionally, the University prohibits retaliation against anyone who reports or witnesses an incident of possible sexual misconduct.

The prevention of sexual misconduct, particularly sexual violence, is an institutional priority at the University of Richmond. The University is unwavering in its commitment to support survivors of sexual assault, to respond promptly to reports of any type of sexual misconduct, and to investigate and adjudicate reports in a manner that is fair and equitable to all parties involved. Importantly, the University is also committed to continually assessing and improving its policies, prevention initiatives, and educational programs based on input from the campus community, best practices at other institutions, and regulatory guidance.