Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and its implementing regulations, "no student shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of a recipient receiving federal financial assistance."
Programs and Activities
Longwood is required to respond to racial or national origin harassment that is sufficiently serious to deny or limit a student's ability to participate in or benefit from the recipient's education programs and activities (i.e.,
creates a hostile environment).
Longwood will take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate and address racial or national origin harassment. If an investigation reveals that the harassment created a hostile environment, Longwood must take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the harassment, eliminate the hostile environment, prevent its recurrence, and, as appropriate, remedy its effects.
Longwood’s Title VI policy provides for the orderly resolution of complaints of discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, or national origin and is not intended to restrict the exercise of any expressive activities protected under the U.S. Constitution nor regulate the content of speech but to protect students from discrimination.
All incidents of discrimination and/or harassment should be reported. The University's complaint procedures provide for a timely, thorough, and objective investigation of all claims. The University will take appropriate remedial action that is commensurate with the severity of the offense. The University
encourages those who have experienced or observed these types of incidents to immediately report them to the Title VI Coordinator via the Say Something reporting platform.
If a student would like to file a complaint alleging a Title VI violation against a member of the faculty, staff, or administration, they should report the complaint to Human Resources.
Complaints and investigations shall be handled by the Chief Human Resources Officer, Shannon Meador.
Eason Hall, 120B
Pursuant to University and/or Commonwealth employment policies, and consistent with the University's obligations under Title VI and other federal law.
Employees who believe they have either witnessed harassment against employees or been subjected to
discrimination or harassment should notify the Chief Human Resources Officer, Shannon Meador.
Title VI Coordinator