Compliance & Inclusion

Integrity and Honor for All

The Office of Compliance & Inclusion serves to:

  • promote campus compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies
  • keep the campus community informed of compliance information and resources
  • support the coordination of campus compliance activities and a commitment to compliance
  • provide updates to the campus community regarding required guidelines and mandates
  • promote a campus culture of ethical conduct, mutual respect and inclusiveness
  • provide consultation, resources and assistance related to diversity and inclusion

Title IX

Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on the gender of students and employees of educational institutions.

Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. 

Learn More About Title IX at UVA Wise

Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) is the landmark federal law that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.

UVA Wise adheres to the requirements of the Clery Act, including:

  • Publishing an Annual Security & Fire Safety Report
  • Maintaining a public crime log
  • Disclosing crime statistics for incidents that occur on campus
  • Issuing timely warnings about Clery Act crimes
  • Devising and using an emergency response system
  • Training Campus Security Authorities
  • Partnering with the Red Flag Campaign, a public awareness campaign to address dating violence, and Take Back the Night, a campaign to end all forms of sexual violence
  • Creating and supporting a Clery Compliance Team

Campus Resources

Additional Information

Diversity and Inclusion

UVA Wise is a welcoming, safe, and supportive environment for students, faculty, and staff from all backgrounds and walks of life. 

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Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act

The Drug-Free Schools and Community Act (DFSCA) of 1989 (Public Law 101-226, 20 U.S.C. § 1011) requires institutions of higher education receiving Federal funding to certify to the Secretary of Education they have developed and implemented a drug and alcohol abuse education and prevention program (DAAPP) to prevent the unlawful possession, use, sale, or distribution of illegal drugs and alcohol by all employees and students as part of any of its activities or on school properties.

To learn more about how we comply with DFSCA, contact our office at 276-376-3451.

Additional Resources

Tabitha Smith


Director of Compliance & Inclusion
Molly Land


Assistant Director of Compliance