Equal Opportunity

Notice of Non-discrimination

Hampton University adheres to the principle of equal education and employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, creed, religion, disability or national origin in education or employment. This policy extends to all students and employees and applicants for admission and/or employment. Further, it extends to all programs and activities supported by the University; including the Undergraduate College, College of Continuing Education, College of Virginia Beach and the Graduate College.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University's policies prohibiting discrimination based on sex in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX"):

Title IX Coordinator for Hampton University

Dr. Kelly Harvey-Viney
Wigwam Building – Room 205
Hampton University
Hampton, VA 23668
Telephone: 757-727-5426
Email: kelly.harvey@hamptonu.edu

Title IX Specialist for Hampton University

Terri Haskins
Wigwam Building – Room 205
Hampton University
Hampton, VA 23668
Telephone: 757-727-5426
Email: terri.haskins@hamptonu.edu

 

In addition, information concerning Title IX can be obtained from:

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1475
Telephone: 202-453-6020
FAX: 202-453-6021;
TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: OCR.DC@ed.gov

 

For other inquiries concerning the University's policy on nondiscrimination or to make a complaint of discrimination, please contact:

Students

Mr. Woodson Hopewell
Dean of Judicial Affairs & Housing
2nd Floor Student Center
Hampton, VA 23668
757-757-5303
Email: woodson.hopewell@hamptonu.edu

Employees Including Faculty

Ms. Rikki R. Thomas
Director of Human Resources
53 Marshall Avenue
Hampton, VA 23668
757-727-5250
Email: rikki.thomas@hamptonu.edu

 

Discrimination Complaint Procedures

Hampton University has adopted an internal grievance procedure providing for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging discrimination and/or harassment in violation of its policy of non-discrimination, adopted in accordance with the various state and federal civil rights acts governing employees and students in education and employment including, but no limited to, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Acts, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act ("Title IX"), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Complaints Alleging Sex Discrimination and/or Harassment in Violation of Title IX

Complaints by Students and Employees including Faculty alleging sex discrimination and/or harassment in violation of Title IX should be directed to either:

Title IX Coordinator for Hampton University

Dr. Kelly Harvey-Viney
Wigwam Building – Room 205
Hampton University
Hampton, VA 23668
Telephone: 757-727-5426
Email: kelly.harvey@hamptonu.edu

Title IX Specialist for Hampton University

Terri Haskins
Wigwam Building – Room 205
Hampton University
Hampton, VA 23668
Telephone: 757-727-5426
Email: terri.haskins@hamptonu.edu

 

Complaints Alleging Discrimination and/or Harassment Not Involving Title IX

Students

Complaints by Students alleging discrimination and/or harassment in violation of Hampton University's policy on Non-Discrimination involving claims other than those arising under Title IX should be directed to:

Mr. Woodson Hopewell
Dean of Judicial Affairs & Housing
2nd Floor Student Center
Hampton, VA 23668
757-757-5303
Email: woodson.hopewell@hamptonu.edu

 

Complaint Procedures

  1. The student should make the complaint verbally or in writing to the Dean of Judicial Affairs & Housing. If, however, the complaint involves the Dean of Judicial Affairs & Housing, then the complaint should be directed to the Director of Human Resources.
  2. In making a complaint, the student should provide sufficient information to identify the parties involved, any witnesses, the alleged discrimination and all facts that support the allegations of discrimination.
  3. The Dean of Judicial Affairs & Housing or the Director of Human Resources shall immediately begin an investigation of the complaint. The investigation will involve meeting with all parties and witnesses. The complainant and the person against whom the allegation of discrimination have been made and their respective representatives, if any, will be provided an opportunity to submit information, written statements and documentation regarding the complaint allegations. To the extent appropriate, interim measures for the protection of the complaining party may be taken while the investigation is pending.
  4. Within 30 days of receipt of the complaint, unless he or she has notified the parties in writing that the facts require a longer investigation, the Dean of Judicial Affairs & Housing shall issue a written determination as the complaint, including the investigative findings, and provide such written determination of the complainant and the respondent. The Dean of Judicial Affairs and Housing will implement prompt remedial action to remedy any discrimination or harassment that he concludes has occurred.
  5. Either party may appeal the findings of an investigation by submitting a written document within seven (7) days of notification of the determination to the Vice President for Business Affairs, Hampton University, Hampton, VA 23668 who shall refer the appeal to a three (3) member Appeals Committee consisting of a representative from Student Affairs, a Faculty representative and the Assistant Provost. The appeal must specify with particularity the irregularities of the investigator's determination. The Vice President for Business Affairs must inform the complainant of the appeal decision within fourteen (14) days of the receipt of the appeal.
  6. Although Hampton University will make every effort to comply with these timelines, circumstances such as school breaks, may justify an extension of time. If such an extension is warranted, the parties will be advised.
  7. Retaliation against any person who files a complaint of alleged discrimination or harassment, participates in an investigation, or opposes a discriminatory or harassing education practice or policy is prohibited under University policy and by state and federal law. An individual who believes he or she was subjected to retaliation can file a complaint about the alleged retaliation under these procedures. If it is determined that retaliation has occurred, sanctions may be imposed, including, but not limited to, suspension or termination.

Employees Including Faculty

Complaints by Employees including Faculty alleging discrimination and/or harassment in violation of Hampton University's policy on Non-Discrimination not involving Title IX should be directed to:

Ms. Rikki R. Thomas
Director of Human Resources
53 Marshall Avenue
Hampton, VA 23668
757-727-5250
Email: rikki.thomas@hamptonu.edu

 

For details concerning these complaints procedures, please see the following: Education Support Staff Handbook or Faculty Handbook.