Policies and Procedures

VSU Policies

  • Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Prevention Policy, 1101 
  • Discrimination Grievance Procedures, 1103  
  • Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy, 1104 
  • Title IX Complaint Resolution Procedures, 1105 
  • Americans with Disabilities Accessibility Policy, 1003  
  • Civility in the Workplace Policy, 235 
  • Notice of Non-Discrimination  
  • Student Code of Conduct 

Related Federal and State Laws

  • Clery Act/The Jeanne Clery Act of 1990 — requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses. 
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994  expands the juridical tools to combat violence against women and provide protection to those who had suffered violent abuses.  
  • Campus SAVE Act of 2013  amends the Clery Act to increase transparency requirements for colleges, guarantee rights for survivors, establish disciplinary proceedings, and require education programs on prevention and awareness. 
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964/Title VII — prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin or religion. 
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964/Title VI  prohibits discrimination based on race, color and national origin in programs or activities that receive federal funds. 
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963 — amends the Fair Labor Standards Act, aimed at abolishing wage disparity based on sex. 
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act  prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions which constitutes unlawful sex discrimination under Title VII. 
  • Code of Virginia § 23.1-806. Reporting Acts of Sexual Violence (Institutions of Higher Education) 
  • HB913-Higher Education Institutions; sexual violence policies, immunity from prosecution, enacted April 10, 2020  
  • Governor’s Executive Order Number One (2018)