Title IX

EVMS Title IX Policy on Non-Discrimination

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, EVMS does not discriminate on the basis of sex and is committed to providing its educational programs and activities in an environment that is free from both sex discrimination and sexual misconduct.  Sex Discrimination and/or Sexual Misconduct are strictly prohibited by EVMS.  This prohibition applies to all members of the EVMS community, including employed and community faculty, residents, staff employees, students, vendors or visitors, and applies to all EVMS sponsored activities and programs, whether on or off the EVMS campus. 

Complaints

Anyone in the EVMS community who feels that they have been subjected to, or who believes that someone they know has been subjected to, Sex Discrimination and/or Sexual Misconduct should immediately report the incident to: 

  • EVMS Title IX Coordinator or the appropriate Senior Deputy Coordinator 
  • EVMS Office of Institutional Compliance, 446-6008 or the EVMS Compliance hotline known as AlertLine, 1-877-874-8416 (anonymous reporting available).  All reports coming through the Office of Institutional Compliance or hotline will be forwarded to the Title IX Coordinator or appropriate Senior Deputy Coordinator, as applicable for investigation. 

EVMS has affirmative duty pursuant to take immediate and appropriate action once it knows of any act of Sex Discrimination and/or Sexual Misconduct in any of its programs or activities and will act on any complaint in accordance with its Complaint Investigation and Resolution Procedures, whether or not legal proceedings are underway.

Disciplinary action resulting from a finding in violation of this policy may include termination of employment/dismissal from EVMS in accordance with EVMS student or employee disciplinary action policies, being barred from the EVMS campus (for visitors or vendors) or other actions that EVMS may deem appropriate, which shall be separate, and may be in addition to, any criminal or civil actions.

In accordance with the Compliance Reporting/Anti-Retaliation policy EVMS will not tolerate retaliation against anyone who, in good faith, raises compliance questions or reports suspected Title IX violations.

If you have made a report and are unsatisfied with EVMS’ handling of your complaint, or you wish to make a complaint directly to the US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), you may call 800.421.3481 or use their online complaint process.