The Office of the President and the Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights are pleased to announce that Emily Babb will be joining the University of Virginia on May 1, 2017, as its new Assistant Vice President for Title IX Compliance.
In that capacity, Ms. Babb will serve as the University’s Title IX Coordinator and will be responsible for supervising the University’s Title IX team and ensuring the University’s overall compliance with Title IX, a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on sex and gender. Specifically, Ms. Babb will provide key leadership and oversight to the University’s Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence with respect to students, staff, faculty, and third parties. Her duties will include outreach, training, and effective response to reports.
Ms. Babb joins the University after spending over a decade working as an attorney and senior leader with the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U. S. Department of Education in its Dallas and Cleveland regional offices. Among other federal civil rights laws, OCR is responsible for enforcing Title IX. While at OCR, Ms. Babb gained extensive experience assisting postsecondary institutions with developing training, policies, and procedures to ensure fully compliant Title IX programs. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Communications from DePauw University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she was the Managing Editor of the Oklahoma Journal of Law & Technology and Assistant Editor for the Oklahoma Law Review. Ms. Babb will live in Charlottesville with her husband, Kencade, and three children, Virginia, Cicely, and Finnegan.