Policy Prohibiting Retaliation

This Policy Prohibiting Retaliation is designed to foster the University’s commitment to compliance with applicable laws and regulations governing the University and its operations. It ensures that members of the University community who, in good faith, raise a concern regarding an actual or potential compliance issue are not subject to any form of retaliation.

Scope

This policy applies to the University of Richmond and all of its Affiliates. As used in this policy, the term “Affiliates” means organizations or entities in which the University owns a controlling interest or has the right to elect the majority of the entity’s governing board.

Policy

All members of the University community, including faculty, staff, and students, who have a good faith concern regarding compliance with applicable laws and regulations or University policies are expected to report such concerns to their direct supervisor, their Dean, or the University General Counsel. 

The University prohibits retaliation or retribution, in any form, against an individual who reports, in good faith, an actual, potential or suspected issue regarding compliance with applicable laws or regulations or University policies. As used in this policy, reporting “in good faith” means the individual making the report has a reasonable basis to believe that there has been or may have been a violation of applicable laws or regulations or University policies or that there is a reasonable possibility that such a violation may occur in the near future. Individuals who make frivolous or false reports shall not be deemed to be acting in good faith.

Anyone who engages in or attempts to engage in retaliation or retribution against an individual who reports, in good faith, an actual, potential, or suspected issue regarding compliance with applicable laws or regulations or University policies shall be subject to discipline in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University.