Middlebury complies with all applicable provisions of state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination in employment, or in admission or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities, on the basis of race, creed, color, place of birth, ancestry, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, service in the armed forces of the United States, positive HIV-related blood test results, genetic information, or against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability and/or any other status or characteristic as defined and to the extent protected by applicable law.
Middlebury designates the Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator to coordinate its efforts to comply with any and all applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of one or more of the characteristics listed above. The Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator is also Middlebury’s Title IX coordinator and is responsible for coordinating Middlebury’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as amended (“Title IX”). In general, Title IX prohibits discrimination in educational programs on the basis of sex. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual misconduct (including sexual assault) as defined by Middlebury’s policies (see policy information below). The full text of Middlebury’s Nondiscrimination Statement is available at http://www.middlebury.edu/about/handbook/general/nondiscrimination. Printed copies are available from the Schools Abroad program director or the International Programs Office.
The Title IX coordinator’s responsibilities include overseeing all Title IX complaints and identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints.
Middlebury’s Judicial Affairs Officers serve as the Title IX coordinator’s designees for the purposes of overseeing sexual misconduct and related retaliation complaints under Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Domestic and Dating Violence and Misconduct, and Stalking.
Middlebury’s Human Relations Officers serve as the Title IX coordinator’s designees for the purposes of coordinating sexual harassment training and education, and overseeing investigations and adjudicating sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, and related retaliation complaints under Middlebury’s Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy and Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Domestic and Dating Violence and Misconduct, and Stalking, respectively. Middlebury’s Alternate Human Relations Officers serve in a similar capacity as the Title IX coordinator’s designee(s) when the Human Relations Officer is unavailable or has a conflict of interest.
Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX may be referred to Middlebury’s Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator or to the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights.