About Us

The Office of EEO and Title IX leads, coordinates and supports civil rights compliance for Virginia State University. This office also oversees the university's response to all complaints of harassment and discrimination based on age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law.

Our mission is to ensure equal opportunity and to protect the civil rights of students, faculty and staff; and improve our ability to sustain a work and academic environment that encourages mutual respect, teamwork, inclusion, creativity, equity, excellence and the elimination of potential barriers to full participation.

We fulfill this mission by:

  • Leading efforts for maintaining an environment free from discrimination and harassment and ensuring compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws
  • Serving as the Title IX office for the university
  • Developing and monitoring the university’s recruitment and employment practices
  • Promoting an accessible, culturally diverse, and inclusive work and learning environment
  • Developing and implementing policies and procedures to enhance equity for all employees and students
  • Communicating the University's commitment through training and education
Our vision is to have engaged leadership at all levels affirming the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and ensuring the principles of fairness, access, and inclusion are implemented appropriately in every aspect of University business.