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Confidentiality and Reporting

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Confidentiality and Reporting

Reporting Options

Online Incident Report

NOVA Title IX Office
Title IX Coordinator, Laura Buchs,  or
Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Dr. Nathan Carter,

NOVA Police Department
Incident Occurs on Campus

Local Police Department
Incident Occurs On or Off-Campus

Office for Civil Rights,
District of Columbia Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-1475
Facsimile: 202.453.6021 


Identifying information of a complainant will be protected as much as possible. This means that a complainant’s name will not be published or otherwise publicized without permission. When a person makes an official complaint to authorities, all possible protections will be afforded this individual, whether or not they participate in any investigation. When the College needs to act to protect the safety of others, absolute confidentiality may not be possible.

Faculty and Staff as Responsible Employees

A Responsible Employee is required by law to report any incidents of sexual misconduct to NOVA’s Title IX Office. Responsible employees (or Persons with Authority) at NOVA include all employees except those with privileged communication, per VCCS instruction. As a Responsible Employee, employees must report any incidents of sexual harassment that they become aware of to the Title IX Coordinator. 

Responsible Employee Handout

NOVA can accept anonymous reports, which can be filed our online reporting page. We will respond to reports as promptly, thoroughly, and impartially as possible, so we encourage all reporters, anonymous or disclosed, to provide as much information about the report they are submitting as possible.