Nondiscrimination Statement

Middlebury College ("Middlebury") complies with applicable provisions of state and federal law 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 also complies with all other anti-discrimination protections that might be provided by particular states in which it operates educational programs; questions about the scope of any such protections should be addressed to the Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator and/or the on-site administrative representative for the particular program at issue. The Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator coordinates Middlebury's efforts to comply with any and all federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of one or more of the protected characteristics listed above. Discrimination complaints are processed in accordance with the procedures set forth in Middlebury's Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy.

Middlebury also designates the Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator to coordinate its 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 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 Middlebury's 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 Middlebury's 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 a 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 (contact information is also listed in Appendix 1 below).

Middlebury hereby designates the Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator to coordinate its efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 504, where applicable, generally prohibits discrimination in educational programs and employment, against qualified individuals with disabilities, on the basis of disability.

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, as a Graduate School of Middlebury College ("Middlebury Institute"), falls under the jurisdiction of the Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator with respect to compliance with federal and state anti-discrimination laws (as referenced above), but the Middlebury Institute’s Human Relations Officers provide local oversight for compliance with federal and state laws at the Institute.

Contact information for the Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Relations Officers, Judicial Affairs Officers, the Middlebury Institute's Human Relations Officers, other Middlebury program contacts, the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and other federal and state agencies is listed in Appendix 1, below.

Related Policy Links:

Anti-Harassment/Discrimination Policy

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Recruitment Policy for Employers

Policy Against Sexual Misconduct, Domestic and Dating Violence and Misconduct, and Stalking

Middlebury College Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy (students)

Middlebury College Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy (employees)

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey Accommodation of Individuals with Disabilities Policy (Policy and Standards Manual, p. 52) and Requesting Disability Accommodations (students)

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Policy (Employee Handbook, p. 5) (employees)

APPENDIX 1

Administrative, Local, State, and Federal Contacts

Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator
Susan P. Ritter, J.D.
Middlebury College
Service Building 213
Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.3289
sritter@middlebury.edu

Judicial Affairs Officers
Karen S. Guttentag
Associate Dean for Judicial Affairs and Student Life
Middlebury College
Service Building 219
802.443.5124
kguttent@middlebury.edu

AJ Place
Associate Dean for Judicial Affairs and Student Life
Middlebury College
Service Building 217
Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.5385
ajplace@middlebury.edu

Human Relations Officers

Middlebury College (All Middlebury Programs)
Steve Collier, J.D.
Middlebury College
Service Building 215
Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.3474
scollier@middlebury.edu

Earl Fechter, J.D.
Middlebury College
Service Building 216
Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.3426
efechter@middlebury.edu

Alternate Human Relations Officers (All Middlebury Programs)
Laura Carotenuto
Middlebury College
Human Resources
Marble Works 120
Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.2012
lcaroten@middlebury.edu


Elizabeth Karnes Keefe, Assistant Dean
Middlebury College
Sunderland Language Center 210
Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.5685
karnes@middlebury.edu

Alternate Human Relations Officers (Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey)
Ashley Fera Arrocha
Assistant Dean of Student Services
Office of Student Services
Student Services Building
Monterey, CA 93940
831.647.4654
aarrocha@miis.edu

Michael Ulibarri
Human Resources Manager
Human Resources Department
Casa Fuente Building CF437H
Monterey, CA 93940
831.647.6404
mulibarr@miis.edu

Other Program Site Contacts

Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
Michael Collier, Director
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
204 College Street 101
Middlebury, VT 05753

802.443.5286
collier@middlebury.edu

Bread Loaf School of English (Vermont)
Emily Bartels, Director
Bread Loaf CPO                
4265 Ripton, Route 125
Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.5418
ebartels@middlebury.edu

Bread Loaf School of English (New Mexico)
Cheryl Glenn, Director
St. John's College
1160 Camino Cruz Blanca
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505.995.4083 (Office), 505.820.0410 (Home), 814.574.3333 (Cell)
cglenn@middlebury.edu

Bread Loaf School of English (Oxford)
Emma Smith, Director
Hertford College
Catte Street
Oxford OX1 3BW
United Kingdom
011.44.1865.279441 (from U.S.)
emma.smith@hertford.ox.ac.uk

MiddCore Summer Program
Jessica Holmes, Director
Middlebury College
DKE Alumni House 203
Middlebury, VT 05753

802.443.3439
jholmes@middlebury.edu

Middlebury Language Schools, Schools Abroad and Graduate Programs
Jeffrey W. Cason
Dean of International Programs
Middlebury College
Sunderland Language Center 125
Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.5745
cason@middlebury.edu

Stephen B. Snyder
Dean of the Language Schools
Sunderland Language Center 209
802.443.5979
ssnyder@middlebury.edu

Elizabeth Karnes Keefe, Assistant Dean
Middlebury College
Sunderland Language Center 211
Middlebury, VT 05753
802.443.5685
karnes@middlebury.edu

Middlebury Summer Language Schools at Mills College
Sasha Miyamoto
Language Schools Administration
PMB 9972, 5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613
510.430.2285
smiyamoto@middlebury.edu

Middlebury School of the Environment
Stephen C. Trombulak, Director
Middlebury College
Franklin Environmental Ctr
Hillcrest 216
Middlebury, VT 05753

802.443.5439
trombula@middlebury.edu

Federal/State Agencies

VERMONT
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights

8th Floor
5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109-3921
Phone: 617.289.0111
Fax: 617.289.0150
TDD: 800.877.8339
OCR.Boston@ed.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
John F. Kennedy Federal Building
475 Government Center
Boston, MA 02203
Phone: 800.669.4000
Fax: 617.565.3196
TTY: 1.800.669.6820
ASL Video: 844.234.5122

Vermont Attorney General’s Office, Civil Rights Unit
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-1001
Phone: 802.828.3171
TTY:  802.828.3665
ago.civilrights@vermont.gov

Vermont Human Rights Commission
14-16 Baldwin Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-6301
Phone: 800.416.2010 or 802.828.1625
Fax:  802.828.2481 
TTY:  877.294.9200
human.rights@vermont.gov

CALIFORNIA
Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200
San Francisco, CA 94105-1813
Phone: 415.486.5555
Fax: 415.486.5570
TDD:800.877.8339
ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Monterey, CA)
96 N. Thrid St., Suite 250
San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 800.669.4000
Fax:408.291.4539
TTY: 800.669.6820
ASL: 844.234.5122

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Oakland, CA)
1301 Clay Street
Suite 1170-N
Oakland, CA 94612-5217
Phone: 800.669.4000
Fax: 510.637.3235
TTY: 800.669.6820
ASL: 844.234.5122

Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH)
2218 Kausen Drive, Suite 100
Elk Grove, CA 95758
Phone: 800.884.1684
TTY: 800.700.2320
contact.center@dfeh.ca.gov

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202-1475
Telephone: 202.453.6020
Fax: 202.453.6021
TTY: 800.377.8339
Email: OCR.DC@ed.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
131 N. M Street, NE
Fourth Floor, Suite 4NWO2F
Washington, D.C. 20507-0100
Telephone: 1.800.669.4000
Fax: 202.419.0739
TTY: 800.669.6820
ASL: 844.234.5122

NEVADA
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
915 Second Avenue, Room 3310
Seattle, WA 98174-1099
Telephone: 206.607.1600
Fax: 206.607.1601
TTY: 800.877.8339
Email: OCR.Seattle@ed.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
450 Golden Gate Ave.
5 West, P.O. Box 36025
San Francisco, CA 94102-3661
Phone: 800.669.4000
Fax: 415.522.3415
TTY: 510.735.8909

Nevada Equal Rights Commission
1820 East Sahara Avenue
Suite 314
Las Vegas, NV  89104
Phone 702. 486.7161
Fax 702).486.7054

NEW MEXICO
Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education
Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Building
1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310
Denver, CO 80204-3582
Phone: 303.844.5695
Fax: 303.844.4303
TTY: 800.877.8339
OCR.Denver@ed.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Santa Fe, NM)
505 Marquette Avenue, NW
Suite 900 - 9th Floor
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 800.669.4000
Fax: 505.248.5192
TTY: 800.669.6820
ASL: 844.234.5122

Human Rights Division
New Mexico Department of Labor
1596 Pacheco Street, Suite 103
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 800.566.9471 or 505.827.6838

New Mexico Higher Education Department
2048 Galisteo Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: 505.476.8400
Fax: 505.476.8453
http://www.hed.state.nm.us/students/hed-student-complaint-form.aspx

Amended and published on April 12,2016; supersedes Middlebury's Nondiscrimination Statement dated January 6, 2015.