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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 2016 semester, a clear consensus emerged around specific initiatives that would be most valuable and effective for the University in addressing this important work. The president convened the President's Advisory Committee for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, and the committee met for the first time in December 2016. The University community was invited to actively engage in this critical assessment. Members of the committee were asked to serve a term of 18 months, through June 30, 2018, and were charged with releasing reports on June 30, 2017 (Interim Report), and June 30, 2018 (Final Report).