SEXUAL MISCONDUCT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE
Villanova University is committed to fostering a community of respect, where all members feel safe.
Villanova has a proactive approach to education and training for our community on sexual assault prevention; extensive resources and a caring approach for supporting anyone who has experienced sexual violence; and a comprehensive, thorough and fair process for reporting and investigating incidents of sexual misconduct.
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Policies and Procedures
Villanova University Sexual Misconduct Policy and Grievance Procedures
Read the full policy, which includes prohibited conduct and definitions, bystander intervention strategies and reporting information:
If a formal complaint is made to the Title IX Coordinator, the University will initiate an investigation and follow the specific Special Procedures as determined by the role of the Respondent, as outlined below:
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Faculty and Staff
Faculty and staff play a key role in communicating University resources. There is also specialized training for those involved in reports and resolution.
Parents and Family
We encourage parents and family members to talk with their student about developing healthy, respectful and communicative relationships.
Sexual Assault Resource Coordinator Team (SARC)
The SARC team is a group of staff and faculty members who have completed extensive training on how to support survivors of sexual violence.
A University Respondent Resource Coordinator is available to provide information on resources for students accused of sexual misconduct.
Definitions and Terms
Learn more about definitions and common terms used in conversations regarding sexual misconduct.
Villanova continually seeks information from the community to inform prevention efforts and enhance existing programs and resources.
Frequently Asked Questions
Learn more about frequently asked questions surrounding sexual misconduct and Villanova University policies.
The NOVANOW mobile app organizes resource information into a functional tool for Villanova community members.
Grievance Process Training Materials
Learn more about trainings for those involved in the University’s Sexual Misconduct Grievance Process.
Ms. Ryan Rost
207 Tolentine Hall
The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for overall Title IX compliance, including oversight of the University’s centralized review, investigation and resolution process for matters arising under the University Sexual Misconduct Policy.
207 Tolentine Hall
The Title IX Case Manager is responsible for receiving reports from community members, facilitating the intake process, and assisting with connection to resources, accommodations, and resolution options in the University’s response to reported incidents of sexual misconduct.