EVMS Policy on Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Policy on Resolution of Allegations of Sexual Harassment  

In accordance with EVMS policies and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, 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 harassment.  Discrimination on the basis of sex and/or sexual harassment (including sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking) are strictly prohibited by the Non-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy (the Non-Discrimination Policy) and all allegations of discrimination on the basis of sex, or allegations of sexual harassment should be made to a Title IX Coordinator as outlined in the Non-Discrimination Policy (see also Title IX Coordinators/Making a Report).    The Non-Discrimination Policy 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 and regardless of sex, gender identity or gender expression. When allegations of sexual harassment (including Title IX sexual harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking) are made, they will be resolved in accordance with the  Policy on Resolution of Allegations of Sexual Harassment.  

The quick links above provide detailed information about our policies and other information that can help an individual who has been impacted by sex based discrimination or sexual harassment:

IF YOU HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED – An outline of steps you can take and support measures if you have been sexually assaulted.

User Guide to the EVMS Title IX Policy on Resolution of Allegations of Sexual Harassment– A guide to understanding the changes to the Title IX Regulation and the new EVMS Policy on Resolution of Allegations of Sexual Harassment.

Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment – A description of how Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment are defined for purposes of EVMS policies.

Safety Management and Assessment Response Team (SMART)SMART investigates incidents and behaviors of individuals or groups to determine potenital threats and develop appropriate remediation strategies.

Title IX Coordinators/Making a Report -  How to contact our Title IX Coordinators if you would like to discuss allegations of sex discrimination or make a report or complaint about sexual harassment.

Mandated Reporters under Title IX – Individuals who must inform a Title IX Coordinator if they receive a report of sexual harassment.  These individuals cannot keep information you tell them confidential. 

Information/Brochures – Additional information about sexual assault, obtaining a protective order in Virginia and other matters related to sex discrimination of sexual harassment.

Title IX Team Training – All training that members of the Title IX Team have received since the implementation of the New Title IX regulations.   

Title IX Complaints to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights - While EVMS would like the opportunity to address your formal Title IX Complaint, you are not required by law to file a complaint with us before filing a complaint with the US Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.   Thus, if you have made a formal complaint and are unsatisfied with EVMS' handling of that complaint, or you wish to make a complaint directly to the  Office for Civil Rights (OCR), you may call 800.421.3481 or use their online complaint process.

Supportive Measures  

Supportive measures are a first response to a Title IX Coordinator being notified of an allegation of sexual harassment.  Supportive measures are non-disciplinary, non-punitive individualized services implemented by a Title IX Coordinator and offered regardless of whether someone wants to pursue a formal complaint and regardless of where an incident occurred. 

Supportive measures are available to both complainants and respondents and are designed to help restore or preserve access to EVMS’ educational programs or activities without unreasonably burdening the other party.   Examples of supportive measures include, but are not limited to:  

  • Counseling or crisis intervention services
  • Leave of absence
  • Extension of deadlines or other course related adjustments
  • Changes to work or class schedules or in-class seating
  • Access to campus escort services
  • Mutual no contact orders or other adjustments to minimize contact between parties;
  • Changes to EVMS housing locations (based on availability)


Note that supportive measures do not include the pursuit of an investigation, which may only occur when a written complaint signed by the complainant (or a Title IX Coordinator) has been filed. 

Whenever one of our Title IX Coordinators receives a report that alleges sexual harassment, they will:

  • Promptly contact the complainant to notify them of the availability of supportive measures with or without filing a formal complaint;
  • Consider the complainant's wishes with respect to supportive measures; and
  • Explain the process for filing a formal complaint.

If you have questions about supportive measures, please contact a Title IX Coordinator.