Faculty Handbook

This Faculty Handbook is intended to serve as an orientation resource for new faculty members and as an ongoing reference guide for current faculty members. It provides information about the University of Virginia and the conditions of employment, benefits, and policies that are essential to the faculty experience. These policies are intended to support our faculty: an innovative, collaborative, and diverse group of scholars and educators.

The policies referenced in this handbook are available in full through the website of the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. As policies are continually revised and updated, readers should use the references in this handbook for general guidance only and should consult the policy itself for the most current and complete information.

The University of Virginia aims to foster a dynamic, cohesive community. We intend for this handbook to help each faculty member find and make use of the many opportunities and supportive programs the University offers. We welcome your feedback: provost@virginia.edu.

Thomas C. Katsouleas
Executive Vice President and Provost

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The University of Virginia is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and equal access to programs and activities. To fulfill this commitment, the University of Virginia does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family and genetic information, in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Governor’s Executive Order Number One (2014), and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University’s policies, “Preventing and Addressing Discrimination and Harassment (PADH)” and “Preventing and Addressing Retaliation (PAR)” implement this statement.

The University of Virginia also prohibits sexual and gender-based harassment, including sexual assault, and other forms of interpersonal violence. The University’s Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence (SH/IPV) implements this statement.

The Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights (EOCR) has complaint procedures available to address alleged violations of the forgoing policies with respect to faculty, staff, and students. EOCR is also charged with educating all University community members on the PADH, PAR, and SH/IPV policies, as well as employees’ reporting obligations as stated in the policy “Reporting by University Employees of Sexual Misconduct Disclosures Made by Students.