University of Virgina's College at Wise created a new formal sexual misconduct policy in hopes that it will create more transparency for reporting and educating the campus about sex crimes.
The college officials is taking steps to handle cases such as sexual discrimation cases and re-organized and revamped existing sexual misconduct policies.
Jewll Worley, UVa-Wise’s new associate vice chancellor for compliance and conduct, stated that students and employees can report sexual misconduct confidentially or for investigation. Individuals can choose not to pursue an investigation or action but will have resources that can assist them.
The college’s misconduct policy notes that “although the college strongly encourages all members of its community to report violations of this policy to law enforcement, it is the victim’s choice whether to make such a report and victims have the right to decline involvement with the police.”