Code of ethics

The VCU Office of the Ombudsperson operates independently of ordinary line and staff structures. The office reports to the Office of the Provost and vice president for academic affairs regarding administrative and budgetary purposes, but not regarding the substance of matters discussed within the office. The services of the ombudsperson supplement other administrative processes and formal grievance procedures available at the university.

When providing services, the ombudsperson adheres to:


  • Discrimination - VCU is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, political affiliation, veteran's status, sexual orientation or disability.
  • Physical/racial/sexual harassment.
  • Threats of immediate harm to self or another individual will be reported to VCU Police.

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