The Catholic University of America


Important New University Policies


By Vin Lacovara, CUA compliance and privacy officer

Employees should be aware that two important University policies were adopted last month.

The Sexual Offenses Policy (Employees and Third Parties) is similar to the sexual offenses policy for students. Sexual offenses, such as assault, harassment, and stalking, are unlawful and will not be tolerated. This new policy sets forth where employees may go to report sexual offenses, the University’s process for investigating such offenses, and the resources available for medical assistance, counseling, and pastoral care. This policy reinforces the University’s required Harassment Prevention Training ( See the University’s Title IX website for additional information on the University’s anti-harassment efforts.

Certain U.S. laws significantly restrict the types of information and technology that can be shared with foreign nationals from certain countries, even individuals who are lawfully in the United States. While most of the University’s academic, research, and administrative activities involve information and technology that is not export controlled, on occasion University activities may be subject to these laws. The civil and criminal penalties for violations of those laws are significant for the individual and the University. The new Export Control Policy describes situations in which export control issues may arise, and provides guidance for complying with export control laws.

If you have a question about either of these important new policies, please contact Vin Lacovara, the compliance and privacy officer, at tel. (202) 319-6170 or CUA-COMPLIANCE@CUA.EDU.