Resources for Reporting Concerns

The University of Richmond values the dignity, worth, and contributions of all individuals in our community. The University encourages members of the campus community to report and is committed to responding to reports of bias incidents, discrimination, harassment, and other conduct that may violate applicable laws, regulations, or University policies.

The following is a summary of the many ways to report concerns at the University. This page will continue to be updated.

Reporting Bias Incidents

The University defines bias incidents as acts that do not constitute a crime or discrimination or harassment, as defined by University policies, but which may intimidate, mock, degrade, or threaten, individuals or groups and which one could reasonably conclude targets a member or group within the University community because of that individual or group’s actual or perceived age, ancestry or ethnicity, color, creed, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, immigration or citizenship status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, religious practice, or sexual orientation. 

You may report a bias incident using this form.

Reporting Discrimination and Harassment

The University defines discrimination as inequitable treatment by the University or its Affiliates based on an individual’s Protected Status that adversely affects a term or condition of an individual's employment or limits or denies an individual's opportunity to participate in or benefit from a University program or activity.

The University defines harassment as unwelcome conduct directed against an individual based on that individual’s Protected Status that is sufficiently severe or pervasive such that it limits or denies an individual’s employment, academic performance, or ability to participate in or benefit from University programs or activities. 

Protected status means an individual’s race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, status as a veteran, or any classification protected by local, state, or federal law.

Members of the campus community may report potential discrimination or harassment here.

Reporting Sexual Misconduct, Including Sexual Harassment

The University of Richmond strongly supports and encourages prompt reporting of sexual misconduct. Reporting provides support and resources to survivors and contributes to keeping the campus safe.

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual misconduct, you should report the incident(s) to the University's Title IX Coordinator and to the University Police Department. Instances of sexual misconduct may violate both the University's Policy Prohibiting Sexual Misconduct and the law.

Unless designated as a confidential resource, all Responsible Employees are required to report incidents of possible sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinators and those employees designated as Campus Security Authorities must also report to the University Police.

To file a Title IX Report, click here

Students may also contact Tracy Cassalia, Deputy Title IX Coordinator, 804-289-8464,

Staff and faculty may also contact Geraldine Sullivan, Chief Human Resources Officer and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Employees, (804) 289-8747,

More information and resources regarding sexual misconduct, including information on confidential resources on- and off-campus, is available here.

Reporting Crimes

If you have been the victim/survivor of or witness to a crime, we encourage you to report to the UR Police and/or the University Title IX office. Please note that any University employee who is designated as a Campus Security Authority under the Clery Act is required to report crimes to UPRD.

UR Police

  • Emergency: 804-289-8911
  • Non-Emergency: 804-289-8715
  • Off-campus emergency: 911

Members of the campus community make an anonymous report using the URSpiderSafe mobile app, which is available in the app store for iPhone and Android.

University employees who are designated as Campus Security Authorities may not report anonymously. More information on reporting potential crimes to UR Police is available here

Reporting a Compliance Concern

Members of the University community are encouraged to discuss compliance-related questions or concerns directly with their supervisor, department chairs, deans, directors, or other members of the University administration. The University has also established the Ethics and Compliance Helpline, a confidential reporting mechanism where members of the campus community may report potential compliance concerns online or by phone at 804-287-8100.

The Ethics and Compliance Helpline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

The Ethics and Compliance Helpline should not be used for emergencies. For emergencies, please call the University of Richmond Police Department at 804-289-8911.