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Office of Equity and Compliance (OEC)

OEC: Safe, Supportive, Neutral

 

 

At the Office of Equity and Compliance (OEC), we are committed to creating a safe environment, providing supportive measures, and ensuring a neutral process.

 

 

The OEC oversees compliance with the University’s Sexual Misconduct/Title IX Policy, the Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity Policy, and the Jeanne Clery Act which includes the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). 

 

Unfiltered: Event Series 

Unfiltered is an event for students to join us for a cup of coffee and have an unfiltered conversation with our office on difficult topics. Visit our Unfiltered webpage to learn more about our event specifics.

 

FAQ 

For answers to your questions or more information on our office and policies, visit our “Frequently Asked Questions” page.

 

Be Safe and Stay Alert:

Champion Safe!

Download Liberty’s Safety App to be in the know on emergency alerts and also have a list of emergency contacts at the touch of your fingertips.

You can also review Liberty’s Emergency Guide and Annual Campus Security & Fire Safety Report to learn more about the University’s standards and expectations for campus and individual safety.

Are You Being Safe Online? 

Visit our webpage on online safety to learn a few safety measures you can take to prevent cyber crimes and extortion.

 

News 

Check Out the OEC Advancements!

Our office has made significant advancements since October 2022 to ensure the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Read about the various advancements within our department and other departments responsible for safety and security on campus.

2023 Annual Security Report

View our Annual Security Report.

Online Courses!

Click here to access information on the OEC-required training courses in Canvas!

 


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Information for Victims/Complainants

If you have experienced sexual misconduct or discrimination, whether on or off campus, there are support and resources available to you.

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Information for Respondents

If you have been accused of sexual misconduct or discrimination, there is helpful information available for you.

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Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity

Learn about Liberty’s policies and standards when it comes to discrimination and equal opportunity.

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Helpful information on preventing sexual misconduct, awareness events and efforts, and training available to students, staff, and faculty.

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What Happens After You Report

Learn more about the next steps after a report is made to the OEC.

Amnesty 

The Amnesty policy allows you to share your experiences with the OEC without fear of disciplinary action from the University for Liberty Way violations related to your case.

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Title IX

Title IX prohibits sex-based discrimination and violence. Learn more about the University’s Title IX policy and procedures.

The Jeanne Clery Act

Learn more about the Jeanne Clery Act and how it helps us continue our commitment to safety and support.

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Confidential Support

We care about your privacy and offer confidential support as you walk through our process. Review this page to see options for your confidentiality.


OEC Quick Links


Our OEC Policies:

Liberty University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory learning, living, and working environment for all University community members. Liberty University does not engage in unlawful discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, age, sex, national origin, pregnancy or childbirth, disability, or military veteran status in its educational programs and activities, which includes admissions and employment. To report any type of Prohibited Conduct including sexual misconduct or discrimination, please contact the OEC or the Title IX Coordinator.


Contact the OEC

Nathan Friesema
Executive Director of Title IX / Title IX Coordinator

Call: (434) 592-4999

E-mail: oec@liberty.edu

OEC Location and Hours

DeMoss Hall 1232
Visit Guide/Directions
Campus Maps

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Emergency Contact Information (LUPD)

LUPD Emergency Line
(434) 592-3911

LUPD Non-Emergency Line
(434) 592-7641


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Safe Dating Tips:
1.	Tell your friend where you’re going. Always have at least one person in the know regarding your whereabouts.
2.	Meet in a public place, even better if you are familiar with this place. 
3.	Don’t rely on your date for transportation. 
4.	Stick to what you are comfortable with. Don’t go anywhere or do anything that makes you unsure. Stick to your personal boundaries.
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Safe Dating Tips:
1. Tell your friend where you’re going. Always have at least one person in the know regarding your whereabouts.
2. Meet in a public place, even better if you are familiar with this place.
3. Don’t rely on your date for transportation.
4. Stick to what you are comfortable with. Don’t go anywhere or do anything that makes you unsure. Stick to your personal boundaries.
5. Trust your instincts. We have God-given instincts for a reason, don’t ignore them to give the benefit of the doubt. Better safe than potentially in danger.
(Rainn.org)
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February 19 is our first Unfiltered! Come join us for coffee and conversation on Healthy Relationships. Hope to see you there. See our website for more information.

February 19 is our first Unfiltered! Come join us for coffee and conversation on Healthy Relationships. Hope to see you there. See our website for more information. ...

Join us for our Unfiltered series. These events are centered around hard topics on sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment. Students can ask our office staff questions and have unfiltered conversations. Check out our website for the what, when, and where for Unfiltered.

Join us for our Unfiltered series. These events are centered around hard topics on sexual misconduct, discrimination, and harassment. Students can ask our office staff questions and have unfiltered conversations. Check out our website for the what, when, and where for Unfiltered. ...

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