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Harassment prevention information for students

From: Human Resources

Harassment Prevention Information for Students

Dear Student:

Most people know that sexual harassment and discriminatory harassment are illegal and violate Virginia Tech policy.  We do, however, provide regular reminders to all Virginia Tech students of what to do if they have concerns about these or related issues.

If you have questions or concerns about possible harassment, don't wait.  Tell the person that their behavior is a problem, or get help promptly from a resident advisor, a supervisor, or any of the resources below.

If you may have experienced a crime or are concerned about anyone's physical safety, call the police immediately.  Virginia Tech Police may be reached from campus landlines at 911. Calling 911 from a cell phone will connect you with an off-campus police department. For nonemergencies, Virginia Tech police may be contacted at 540/231-6411.

Otherwise, you are encouraged to use any of these resources:

Dean of Students Office

(for any student-related issue)

www.dos.vt.edu/

540/231-3787

Office of Student Conduct

www.studentconduct.vt.edu/

(for concerns about student behavior)

540/231-3790

VT Women's Center

(support for victims of sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking)

www.womenscenter.vt.edu/

540/231-7806

Human Resources Equity and Access

(for concerns about faculty or staff behavior)

www.hr.vt.edu/harassment/

540/231-8771

Virginia Tech’s Title IX coordinator, who has oversight for investigation of these types of concerns, is:

Maggie Sloane

Director for Compliance and Conflict Resolution

(540) 231-8771

msloane@vt.edu

Southgate Center, Ste. 179 (0319)

330 Sterrett Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Retaliation against you for contacting any of these resources is illegal and violates Virginia Tech policy.

The complete text of the Virginia Tech Anti-discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy may be viewed at www.policies.vt.edu/1025.pdf

Additional information for students about anti-discrimination laws or government agency complaints may be found at the US Department of Education Office of Civil Rights: www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr

For more information about harassment or discrimination, contact Maggie Sloane, Director for Compliance and Conflict Resolution, and Title IX coordinator, at (540) 231-8771 or visit our website: www.hr.vt.edu/oea/harassment/index.html