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Commitment to Bias-Free Experiences

Virginia Tech is committed to providing an environment of work, study, and leisure/recreation for students, faculty, and staff that is free from all forms of harassment, intimidation, fear, coercion, and exploitation. Harassment may be directed at individuals because of age, color, disability, gender (including pregnancy), gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. Any such behavior is reprehensible and subverts the mission of the university. It can threaten the careers, educational experience, and well-being of all members of the community.

Student Affairs is committed to creating and sustaining a community where every student can thrive. If you’ve had an experience that has negatively impacted your opportunity to do that, let us know. Students can report experiences of bias, harassment, and discrimination, as well as file a complaint, ask for advice, express a concern, or simply tell someone.

A variety of student complaints is explained in the Student Code of Conduct. Potential areas of concern could include:

  • Appeals for grade (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Annoying electronic communication & Phone Calls
  • Bias-related incident
  • Civil/criminal action or activity concerns
  • Disability discrimination advice
  • Sexual harassment complaints against a student or student organization
  • Sexual harassment complaints against faculty, administration, staff or graduate student performing a teaching, advising, or supervisory role
  • Sexual misconduct complaints
  • University student conduct action
Bias Incident Response Summary - 2020-2021.pdf
Bias Incident Report Summary - Fall 2018.pdf
Bias Incident Report Summary - Spring 2018.pdf
Bias Incident Report Summary - Fall 2017.pdf
Bias Incident Report Summary - Spring 2017.pdf

If you are unsure of the most appropriate avenue for addressing a specific concern or complaint, we encourage you to make a report to the Dean of Students or a member of that team. You can also report it online.