As stewards of the University of Richmond at this moment in our institutional history, we have a weighty obligation to future generations of Richmond students, faculty, staff, and alumni. The development of a new strategic plan offers an opportunity to build on the University’s momentum as we imagine its future.
Under the guidance of a Steering Committee appointed by President Crutcher, the strategic planning process invites individuals from across our community to help affirm our mission, articulate our values, and develop a shared vision for the University around the important themes that will inform our priorities in the years to come — Academic Excellence, Intellectual Community, Access and Affordability, and Thriving and Inclusive Community.
Sexual Assault Response & Prevention
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. 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.
Through thoughtful engagement from students, staff, faculty, alumni, and parents over the first few weeks of the fall semester, a clear consensus has emerged around specific initiatives that would be most valuable and effective for the University in addressing this important work. We will be taking up this work immediately and invite our community to continue to engage in this critical area.